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Khaya Sithole.
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The history of sports boycotts indicates they are completely ineffective in dimming the marauding whims of warmongers and dictators. The history of Russia and Vladimir Putin's commitment to the cause is that little deters them from a course of action once they are committed to it, writes Khaya Sithole. 

Of all the great sport and political figures of the 20th century, few are as revered and polarising as Muhammad Ali.

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