John Packer’s Article in Canadian Lawyer: Sochi, the Olympics, politics, and human rights — again

Written by  John Packer
Posted Date: February 17, 2014

I must admit I’m looking forward to the finals of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympics. Canada versus Russia would be perfect — with a whiff of nostalgia from 1972 and the Summit Series. Who can forget the thrill of Paul Henderson’s goal for Team Canada that Moscow night with just 34 seconds left to play in game eight of that groundbreaking series?

That was sport — and politics — at its finest, arguably a nation-building moment for Canada with an exclamation mark in the midst of the Cold War.

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