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The dark sides of international sporting events: a poster to read, hang up, and hand out!





Ulrike Lauerhaß, Nadja Dorschner,


November 2021

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The pull-out map was produced by Sinnema Animation Studio GbR with illustrations from Idan Barzilay.

From the World Cup to the Olympics: fans all over the world go crazy for major sporting events. But not everyone involved has reason to celebrate. Vital issues like human rights and climate action are often shown a red card by politicians and the sports industry. Here’s an overview of the darker side of such international events, shedding light on criticisms from fans and those affected. A pull-out map with information on the social and environmental impacts of international sporting events and examples of solidarity and resistance. To read, hang up, and pass on!

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