Kōrero: Government and sport

Softball protest, 1976

Softball protest, 1976

The 1976 World Softball Championships, which included a South African team, were held in Lower Hutt, and attracted a large group of noisy anti-apartheid protesters. Abraham Ordia, president of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa, had called for an international boycott of the event, and only seven countries turned up. However, New Zealand's recently elected National government had promised not to prevent sporting contacts with South Africa.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 1/4-028236-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Green, 'Government and sport - Politics of sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41720/softball-protest-1976 (accessed 11 August 2022)

He kōrero nā David Green, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013