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1st Edition

A Political History Of The Olympic Games

ISBN 9780429048418
Published August 19, 2019 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

The turmoil surrounding the 1980 Olympic Games, says the author, was nothing new--it was merely the most recent, and most complex, manifestation of the political content of modern sport. Despite the mythology perpetrated by Olympic publicists, the modern Olympic Games were founded with expressly political goals in mind and continue to thrive on tie

Table of Contents

Preface -- Glossary -- Introduction -- The Olympic Revival -- The Early Olympiads -- The Rise and Fall of Internationalism -- The Cold War -- The Emerging Forces -- The Moscow Olympics -- Los Angeles and Beyond

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David B. Kanin has had access to information enabling him to present a unique perspective on the events surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics and U.S. boycott effort. In addition to his work with the CIA, he has taught in the Political Science Departments of Boston College and Framingham State College, both in Massachusetts.