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The Olympics, a history of the modern games

Author: Allen Guttmann
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Series: Illinois history of sports.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guttmann, Allen.
Olympics, a history of the modern games.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606743705
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Guttmann
ISBN: 0252027256 9780252027253 0252070461 9780252070464
OCLC Number: 47176993
Description: x, 214 pages, [22] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The baron's dream --
Growing pains and increasing success --
The games reach maturity --
The most controversial Olympics --
Destruction and recovery --
In the shadow of the Cold War --
The era of (relative) good feelings --
Organizational strains --
A time of troubles --
The era of the boycott --
Calgary and Seoul, but not Pyongyang --
Juan Antonio Samaranch as CEO --
After the Cold War.
Series Title: Illinois history of sports.
Responsibility: Allen Guttmann.

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Politics has always been an integral part of the Olympics. This title discusses the intended and actual meaning of the modern Olympic Games, from 1896 to 2000. It demonstrates that the modern games  Read more...

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