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A Political History Of The Olympic Games

By David B Kanin Copyright 1981
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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

    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