Diplomatic hypocrisy : The Canadian government and the 1976 Toronto Olympiad for the physically disabled / Amanda N. Schweinbenz

Schweinbenz, Amanda N.

There had long been calls for an international boycott and sanctions against South Africa because of apartheid, but the Canadian government had done little to verify its stance in this regard. In 1976, Toronto played host to the Olympiad for the Physically Disabled; the invitation and arrival of a unified South African team forced the federal government to take a stand and withdrew all financial and moral support of the games. However, this political statement did nothing end apartheid or drive international human rights policies.

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