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Power, politics, and the Olympic Games

Author: Alfred Erich Senn
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games chronicles the influential individuals, groups, and events that have shaped the Olympics since the modern Games began in 1896. This insightful and highly readable work offers a critical, historical perspective of the political and social controversies that have surrounded the world's greatest sports spectacle."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Senn, Alfred Erich.
Power, politics, and the Olympic Games.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c1999
Named Person: Avery Brundage; Avery Brundage; Avery Brundage; Avery Brundage
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Erich Senn
OCLC Number: 1150933774
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 315 pages : illustrations)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The formative years. The Olympic family ; Coubertin's creation ; Starting anew ; The Berlin games --
The Brundage era. Another war ; Entry of the Soviets ; The Cold War arena ; The idealist at the helm ; The issue of political discrimination ; Brundage's troubled last term --
"Opening" the games. Seeking the Lee ; Boycott! ; ...and again! ; Reconstructing the Olympic edifice ; The last Cold War games ; The collapse of the Soviet Union ; The capitalist centennial games ; From Atlanta to Nagano ; Entering the 21st century.
Responsibility: Alfred Erich Senn.


Obscured by a mixture of pseudo-religious ritual and showbusiness, Alfred Senn reveals the Olympic games that have served as a global forum for ideological issues, the enactment of surrogate war  Read more...


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