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The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948Ð1968
Language: un
Pages: 272
Authors: Erin Elizabeth Redihan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-22 - Publisher: McFarland

For Olympic athletes, fans and the media alike, the games bring out the best sport has to offer--unity, patriotism, friendly competition and the potential for stunning upsets. Yet wherever international competition occurs, politics are never far removed. Early in the Cold War, when all U.S.-Soviet interactions were treated as potential
Winning Hearts and Medals
Language: un
Pages: 394
Authors: Erin Elizabeth Redihan
Categories: Cold War
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

Despite IOC president Avery Brundage’s and others’ best efforts to keep the Olympic Games free of political concerns, politics had become a driving force behind the Games by the 1960s. What Brundage and others never realized was that politics and nationalism have always been important aspects of the modern Olympic
Cold War and Black Liberation
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Thomas J. Noer
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

"For too long Africa has been the dark continent in the history of American foreign relations. Recent debate over the importance of human rights, however, has focused attention on that continent. Thomas Noer's study of U.S. policy toward the regimes of South Africa, Rhodesia, and Angola is among the first
A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education
Language: en
Pages: 379
Authors: Robert A. Mechikoff, Steven Estes
Categories: Physical education and training
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

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A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World
Language: en
Pages: 459
Authors: Robert A. Mechikoff
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-21 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations. From Mesoamerica and Ancient Greece