It has always been a great debate if politics and sport should come together. A mind boggling issue that link politics to influence sport in either on a negative or positive side has never been ended.
Basically, there are many instances that politics give a bad picture in the field of sport. However, the good side of politics had also been showcased in sport as well.
The complicated connection between politics and sport
Politics behind sport can be seen mostly in various types of sport. And at some point, it could be in a complicated one.
The Indian Sport
The bad side of politics exemplifies through the experienced indignity of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). This happened during the time that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the said sport organization in India. However, this suspension of the IOA had been linked with many reasons.
Those reasons resulted to pointing of fingers to the Indian government and IOA together with the IOC and other sport associations in India. Because the IOC has suspended, it leads to athletes missing out all of the funding from the government and failure to participate in the Olympic games.
In the field of tennis
Moreover, in the world of tennis where audience’s adrenaline rush keeps on flowing for every sweeps of the player’s TennisRacketPro, the politics behind that sport also intensifies the game. Famous characters of tennis have their personal intentions within the sport organization.
Just a few months ago, Stan Wawrinka blamed Novak Djokovic due to the political feud that is embedding inside men’s tennis. This made Djokovic a primary person against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The reason behind this political war are due to the expiration of the term of the ATP Chairman Chris Kermode. Player’s council vote resulted to a split decision. The said tennis player’s council election was led by Djokovic, however Wawrinka still pointing Djokovic as the person to blame for all of those lies.
Djokovic is now the president and the top player as well. And now the spot light is all over him. But, we know that lot of players still want to extend the Kermode term.
The good link between politics and sport
Politics and sport can also come together and can have a good relationship between each other. Just take a look at sport in Cuba. Their banner says that “sport is for all”.
The good thing about the Cuban government is that they allow all of their people to engage in sport even in an early age. Even at school, students are engaged in sport and politics which marks a sign of being political. And all of the things connected in sport are funded by the government.