With the 2012 Olympic Games fast approaching people are catching on that Sheila Robertson’s book Shattered Hopes – Canada’s Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games is truly a fantastic read.
A must read for aspiring athletes, coaches, and those involved in the underpinnings of sport and athletic competition. And just as great a literary experience for the sport enthusiast, community member involved in politics or sports and the well-read literati; Sheila’s Shattered Hopes has also recently inspired Eric Morse of the Ottawa Citizen to write a fantastic opinion column on Sport, Politics and Terror.
Morse maintains that although the “London 2012 Olympic political horizon looks brighter. There have been no significant incidents to date as the torch winds through the U.K. to finish at the Opening Ceremonies July 27…The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, could be messier.”
Which leads one to ask, have we learned nothing from “the Moscow performance of Nord-Ost, the school at Beslan and the hospital at Budyonnovsk?”
Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Sport+politics+terror/6753023/story.html#ixzz1xUrFaoXW
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