Power Games

A Political History of the Olympics
Product Number: EB00622955
Released: May 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781784780739
Publisher: Verso
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Description

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Original Publish Date: May 17, 2016

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