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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
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"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
(OCoLC)607246041
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
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 315 pages : illustrations)
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.

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"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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