This section will focus on athletes who used the fame that excellence in sport bestowed upon them to make a social and/or political impact on the community around them. The IWCA's Dona Velluti (herself a former amature athlete) has started the ball rolling with an excellent article on her childhood hero: Cagliari and Italy striker, Gigi Riva.
We plan to post up articles on other inspirational sporting figures and their part in significant moments in sporting, social and political history in the coming weeks. Already in the pipeline are articles/film footage on Brazilian legend Socrates and the Corinthian FC Democracy Movement of 1980 and the story behind Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman's famous 'salute' protest at the 1968 Olympics.
Please contact us to let us know the names of inspirational athletes you think deserve to be featured in 'Rebel Athletes'.