i've been hearing about "sports diplomacy" these days, mostly surrounding north korean and south korean relations during the upcoming olympics. in fact, it has been in existence since ancient greece, and is referred to as "the olympic truce". here's a link for more information, from the olympic organization:
apparently, hitler used the olympics to promote the notion that black athletes excel because they are animal, not human. being an animal would naturally disqualify them to compete in the olympics. this fit in well with the nazi promulgation of eugenics and "racial cleansing".
what are your thoughts on sports diplomacy, most especially the olympics? can you recall an instance of this over the years?