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More than just games : Canada and the 1936 Olympics

Author: Richard Menkis; Harold Martin Troper
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Held in Germany, the 1936 Olympic Games sparked international controversy. Should athletes and nations boycott the games to protest the Nazi regime? More Than Just Games is the history of Canada's involvement in the 1936 Olympics. It is the story of the Canadian Olympic officials and promoters who were convinced that national unity and pride demanded that Canadian athletes compete in the Olympics without regard for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Menkis; Harold Martin Troper
ISBN: 9781442649545 1442649542 9781442626904 1442626909
OCLC Number: 898087034
Description: xx, 281 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sport, society, and politics --
Press, preparations, and protests : January 1933 August 1935 --
"Moving heaven and earth" --
"How lonesome our position is becoming" --
Preparations and protests : March July 1936 --
Crimson blazers.
Responsibility: Richard Menkis and Harold Troper.

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More than Just Games brings to life the collision of politics, patriotism, and the passion of sport on the eve of the Second World War.  Read more...

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