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The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948-1968 : sport as battleground in the U.S.-Soviet rivalry

Title
The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948-1968 : sport as battleground in the U.S.-Soviet rivalry / Erin Elizabeth Redihan.
ISBN
9781476667881
1476667888
9781476627281
1476627282
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017
Physical Description
vii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary
"Early in the Cold War, when all U.S.-Soviet interactions were treated as potential matters of life and death, each side tried to manipulate the International Olympic Committee. This book looks at six consecutive Olympiads to show how high the stakes became once the Soviets began competing in 1952, threatening America's athletic supremacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 14, 2018
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Sport in American society
Sport in Soviet society
1948 : the Austerity Games
1952 : the Soviet debut
1956 : blood in the water
1960 : the games in transition
1964 : politics take center stage
1968 : politics as main event
Post
1968 experience and conclusion.
Genre/Form
History.
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