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High profile ‘hostage’: When politics and sport meet

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19 April 2022

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When an Olympic medal-winning basketball star is detained in a Russian jail, why is silence seen as the best way to get her out? Brittney Griner is a rock star of the sports world: dreadlocks, tattoos, some level of controversy, one heck of a basketball player, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and a six-time WNBA…...

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