John Warhurst | Australian Open political posturing cannot be in lieu of government action

John Warhurst
February 2 2023 - 5:30am

The direct political impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Australian Open was the ruling that Russian and Belarusian players could not compete under their national flags (the same policy as that applied by the International Olympic Committee to the Olympic Games).

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John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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