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1st Edition

The International Politics of Sport in the Twentieth Century

ISBN 9780419211600
Published April 8, 1999 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

There is no better time to take a look back at the political events of the past 100 years as seen through the eyes of sport and sports people. Ten key international authorities in their respective fields lead you through the most important political elements of contemporary sport.
This book is the first of its kind. It provides a wide ranging perspective through time and place and will be an invaluable tool for students studying sport from an historical and political perspective, and also for those who have a general interest in sport at its interface with politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: The unfinished symphony. A History of the Olympic Games from. Coubertin to Samaranch. FIFA. The impact of communism on sport. Strength through joy. The culture of consent under fascism, nazism and Francoism. Religion and Sport. The worker sports movement. Part 2: Women in sport and society. The rise of black athletes in the USA. Disability sport. The homosexual and homoerotic in sport. Sport and terrorism. Sport in South Africa. Index.

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Arnd Kruger is Professor and head of the 'Sport and Society' section of the Department of Sport Science at the Georg-Augist University in Germany. He has served as Dean of Faculty of Sport Sciences and is Past-President of the European Committee for Sport History. He has published widely on political aspects of sports mainly in the 19th & 20th Century