Iscuss and Critically Analyse the role of intercultural communication in the relationship between sports and politics

Politics and sports or sports diplomacy describes the use of sport as a means to influence diplomatic, social, and political relations. Sports diplomacy may transcend cultural differences and bring people together. The use of sports and politics has had both positive and negative implications over history. Sports competitions or activities have had the intention to bring about change in certain cases. Nationalistic fervour is sometimes linked to victories or losses on sports field. In the case of Apartheid, sport was used to isolate South Africa and bring about a major overhaul in the countrys social structure. While ethnicity and race can cause division, sports can also help blend differences. Additionally, numerous athletes have sought political office, some of them unsuccessfully, on either the national level or the sub-national level.

Discuss the concept of the role of sports on politics and intercultural communication plays a role using the above paragraphuse the example of South Africa as well as TWO more cases and cross examine them

Focus on intercultural Communication as this is the main topic