Sports journalist and historian Mihir Bose measures the lip service paid to civil rights by sports officials over the last 150 years against actions taken. Of all sporting associations, it is the rhetoric of the IOC that bears the least relation to reality, he writes.
is sports journalist and author. He writes broadcasts for the London Evening Standard, the BBC, the Financial Times and Sunday Times. His latest book is The Spirit of the Game: How Sport Made the Modern World.