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Game Changer: The Intersection of Sports and Politics

Can a front-runner really hit one out of the park? Try a Hail Mary? Since the start of civilization, sports and politics have been inseparable, both inspiring national unity and stoking political rivalries. This hour, we’ll take a look at the good and bad ways the two have merged, from the Nazi Olympics of 1936 to South Africa’s rugby pride.