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Mandela’s Sporting Vision United South Africa

The sporting world has been paying tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela since his death last week.  Sports played a key role in the fight against apartheid and, in the years that followed, the end of white minority rule. In the black township of Sharpeville in 1960, South African security forces shot dead 67 people who were protesting new apartheid laws. In response, the International Olympic Committee banned South Africa from the Games. It was the start of a...

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