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The African boycott of the 1976 Montreal Olympics

The African boycott of the 1976 Montreal Olympics

In protest against the ongoing All Blacks' tour of apartheid-era South Africa, the African nations demanded that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) exclude New Zealand from the 1976 Montreal Olympics. After the IOC's refusal, 28 nations responded with a boycott. Malcolm Walker's Sunday News cartoon refers to this.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Malcolm Walker

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - Olympic politics and boycotts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 16 Sep 2016