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Mike O'Mahony publishes chapter in new book on Sport and the Visual Arts

18 January 2014

Mike O'Mahony has contributed a chapter entitled 'Performing Victory in Mexico City, San Jose and Martinique' to a new book, Fields of Vision: The Arts in Sport.

Dr O'Mahony has contributed a chapter entitled 'Performing Victory in Mexico City, San Jose and Martinique' to a new book, Fields of Vision: The Arts in Sport. The chapter explores recent artistic responses to one of the most iconic sporting protests of all time, the raised-fist salute performed by African-American ahtletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. This piece was developed from a keynote lecture delivered at the conference Fields of Vision, convened by Leeds Rugby Arts and the Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure at Leeds Metroplitan University and held at Headingly Carnegie Stadium in November 2012.

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