Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics

Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics

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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.

ISBN: 9781784780722

Published Date: Currently Unavailable

Publisher: Verso

Language: English

Page Count: 208

Size: 8.23" l x 5.38" w x 0.97" h