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A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic Games

The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-century origins, through the Games’ flirtation with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corporate control. Along the way he recounts vibrant alt-Olympic movements, such as the Workers’ Games and Women’s Games of the 1920s and 1930s as well as athlete-activists and political movements that stood up to challenge the Olympic machine.

The Olympic Games by Stephen Currie

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Author
Stephen Currie
Publisher
Lucent Books
Date of release
Pages
112
ISBN
9781560063957
Binding
Hardcover
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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
3
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