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CU-Boulder GEOG 4712 - Sporting the Nation

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Sporting the Nation• Sport and the State• Sport and Identity• Sport and the Military• Sport and SecurityWhy do sports matter?• Ritual and iconography• Inherently collective exercise thatbuilds group identities• Used by states to promote nationalideals• Provide arena for (usually) non-violent inter-state/region/groupcompetitionSport and the StateStates will utilize both thesymbolic meanings andpractical functions of sport toachieve their basic purposesof protecting territory,managing the economy, andadministering the legalsystem.Sport and IdentitySport can be an expression of bothnational and sub-national groupidentitiesColonized or sub-national Groups canexpress identity both through theirown national games (e.g. Celtic sports)or though excelling at the sports of thecolonizer (e.g. cricket in India) orglobalized sports (soccer)March 17, 1955 riot in Montreal sparkedby suspension of Canadiens playerMaurice RichardQuebecois saw suspension as unfairpunishment of Francophone player byAnglo-Canadian NHL commissionerSeen as important formative moment inQuebecois nationalist movement, whichwould develop into a mainstream force inCanadian politics while also sparking abrief, violent separatist movementQuebecois Nationalism & the Richard RiotSport and the MilitarySoccer Fan Clubs and Paramilitary Groups in YugoslaviaExpressions of national identity strictly prohibited in Tito’s YugoslaviaAs country disintegrated, teams that were formerly associated withprofessions became nationalist symbolsRed Star Belgrade fan club used as foundation for assemblingparamilitary units to fight in Bosnia and Croatia“Arkan’s Tigers”Sport and SecurityStadiums as military targetsStadiums as sites of political violenceSport and the return to normalcySoccer and Security in Russia’s North CaucasusIn October 2005, militants launched a massive attack against several governmentinstallations in the city of Nalchik, capital of Kabardino-Balkariya. More than 100militants, security personnel and civilians killed during two days of fightingRussian domestic news media experienced a near total news blackout on eventsin Nalchik during this periodThree days later, local soccer club Spartak Nalchik was scheduled to play athome against Kuban Krasnodar. Kuban refused to travel to Nalchik due tosecurity situationRussian Soccer Federation, as well as the Kremlin, denied that there was anysecurity problems in Nalchik, and told Kuban they would forfeit if they refused toplay match in NalchikForfeit gives Spartak Nalchik enough points to be promoted to Russian PremierLeague the following


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