1999 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year

Douglas Booth looks at the role of sport in the fostering of a new national identity in South Africa. He analyzes the effect of the 30-year sport boycott but concludes that sport will never unite South Africans except in the most fleeting and superficial manner.

chapter 1|9 pages

From Pariah to Olympic Host

chapter 2|45 pages

The Politics of Racial Identity

chapter 3|30 pages

Apartheid and Sport

chapter 4|38 pages

The Sports Boycott

chapter 5|52 pages

Reforming Apartheid Sport

chapter 6|39 pages

Negotiating the New South Africa