International Sports Boycotts: Sport, Law and Politics

  • R. C. R. Siekmann
Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)


In this paper, from a historical perspective particular attention is paid to the unilateral sports boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games against the background of the Helsinki process of détente (CSCE) in Europe, the 1995 EU sports boycott of Nigeria, and the debate concerning the Olympic Games, China and human rights in The Netherlands in 2008. In this context, the Netherlands government’s so-called Starting Points for ‘Sport and Politics’ are separately dealt with in detail.


Security Council Olympic Game Sport Organisation International Olympic Committee World Championship 
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© T.M.C. Asser Institute and the author 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International and European Sports Law, Erasmus University RotterdamErasmus School of LawRotterdamThe Netherlands

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