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The Montreal Olympic Boycott 40 Years On

The Montreal Olympic Boycott 40 Years On

Forty years ago today Major Olufemi Olutoye announced that Nigeria would be boycotting the Montreal Olympics in protest at New Zealand's participation. Twenty seven countries followed suit. Sitting in the audience was a young Kiwi anti-apartheid activist, Dave Wickham, who had worked studiously to bring the boycott about following the All Black tour of South Africa in 1976. Dave Wickham, Canadian historian and sports journalist Ron Palenski reflect on the boycott 40 years on. Historical audio courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Youtube and CBC website.