Michelle O'Shea, Daryl Adair Hazel Maxwell, Megan Stronach

Dr. Michelle O’Shea is a Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University. Her research interests are in the areas of sport, culture and society. Dr. Daryl Adair is Associate Professor of Sport Management. Daryl is on the editorial board of the academic journals Sporting Traditions, Sport in Society, Performance Enhancement and Health, the Journal of Sport History, and the Journal of Sport for Development. Hazel Maxwell has a BA (Hons) in Physical Education from the University of Warwick, England & a MA in Sports Studies and a PhD in Sport Management from the University of Technology Sydney. Dr. Megan Stronach is a Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. Megan has published widely in areas of sport management, cultural and women’s issues in sport, and has a keen interest in sport history.

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The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete activism?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has long tried to insulate itself from politics in society, but wider issues have always been a part of sport – including the Olympics. Sometimes political statements have been subtle and accommodated by the IOC, such as Cathy Freeman’s victory lap at the 2000 Sydney...

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