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Battling Racism: Revisting the Unjust History of Olympics 4.2 (5)

Racism has always been a continued and very active presence in the domain of sports. All types of sports, irrespective of any differences or similarities, have been perpetrators of racism in their way. Like any other sporting event, the Olympics also have been a venue for racism and the fight against it. Racism in the Olympics goes back as long as 1904, where the authorities conducted a special Olympics. The people from the non-industrialized parts of the world, especially Asia and Africa, were made to compete against white people in different sporting events that were unfamiliar to them.