The International Politics Of Sport In The Twentieth Century

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There is no better time to take a look back at the political events of the past 100 years as seen through the eyes of sport and sports people. Ten key international authorities in their respective fields lead you through the most important political elements of contemporary sport.
This book is the first of its kind. It provides a wide ranging perspective through time and place and will be an invaluable tool for students studying sport from an historical and political perspective, and also for those who have a general interest in sport at its interface with politics.

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Taking the turn of the century as a good time for a recap, ten sports scholars from five countries look at global issues, including the Olympic Games and the International Football Federation (soccer) and the impact of communism, Nazism, religion, and working-class culture. Then they look at more specific issues, such as the struggle of black athletes for recognition in the US, the part played by sport in the racist apartheid regime of South Africa, the rise of women's sport, the fight for rights by handicapped and gay athletes, and the relationship between sport and terrorism. E & F N Spon is an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780419211600
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnd Kruger is Professor and head of the 'Sport and Society'section of the Department of Sport Science at the Georg-Augist University in Germany. He has served as Dean of Faculty of Sport Sciences and is Past-President of the European Committee for Sport History. He has published widely on political aspects of sports mainly in the 19th & 20th Century

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: The unfinished symphony. A History of the Olympic Games from. Coubertin to Samaranch. FIFA. The impact of communism on sport. Strength through joy. The culture of consent under fascism, nazism and Francoism. Religion and Sport. The worker sports movement. Part 2: Women in sport and society. The rise of black athletes in the USA. Disability sport. The homosexual and homoerotic in sport. Sport and terrorism. Sport in South Africa. Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2014

    To The Fanfic

    Lol!! GaryFeather!! Keep going! It's awe-inspiring and epic!!!~SlowLoris

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    Posted November 30, 2014

    &star Twilight &starf

    Good! Continue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014


    Better, but its still rather confusing ad the characters havent yet sorted themselves out with individual personalities yet. Keep working and im sure it will get even better. (Im glad im helping and that you dont feel too insulted.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014


    Again amazing!!! Erin Hunter should let you write a book!!!

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    Age:8 moons


    A little cranky at times but can be sagepaws best friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    Lin ☼

    Is good . . . . <br>
    I don't mean to be picky, but you would put celandine juice on the eye, not marigold.

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    Its bawesome so far! Could i ask your opinion on my book, Snakestars Rise? Its the same person who applied for Snake. My book is at fca. Sorry if it bugs you for asking about it. •Snake

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    Garyfeather's Secret ~ Chapter Three

    I waited as long as I dared for applications for characters, but I may not be able to put them all in this chapter. :( But I'll try! And thank you all again and again for the wonderful comments and characters! Blank, thanks for your critisism. ;) It'll help me to make better chapters! To the person who postedthe review titled 'Im jealous': tell me where your story is at and I'll go read and review! :3 Hope you guys like this chapter! ~ Scarlet &#9788 <p>
    Graypaw sat outside the medicine cat den alone, waiting to hear from the tortoise-shell and white Coalblaze whether Sagepaw was alright. Dewstar was with his daughter, along with his mate Robinfoot and their other kit Stormpaw. Finally, the tabby brown leader padded out. "Is Sagepaw gonna be alright?" Graypaw asked him, jumping to her paws. Dewstar nodded. "Though she won't be able to see out of the damaged eye." He mewed. "She will stay with Coalblaze until she is better." At that moment, Dewstar's son Stormpaw padded out of the den, Robinfoot right behind him. The gray tom acknowledged Graypaw with a curt nod. Robinfoot padded over to her mate, her amber eyes full of worry. "Dewstar, I hope that she will be alright." She mewed. Dewstar chuckled. "Knowing Coalblaze, Sagepaw will be fine." He mewed, licking his white and ginger mate on the shoulder. Stormpaw rolled his eyes and padded to the apprentices' den. He had been up all night with his mother, father, and Coalblaze. "Dewstar, may I go talk to Sagepaw?" Graypaw asked the leader. Dewstar nodded. "You might as well talk to Merrygaze while you'rein there, too." He mewed. Dewstar and Robinfoot padded off. Graypaw padded into the medicine cat den. She passed the herb store and walked deeper into the den, into the part where the medicine cat and sick cats stay. There she found Merrygaze arguing with Coalblaze about being in the medicine den. "But I need to continue my duties as Graypaw's mentor!" He mewed, not noticing his apprentice had walked in. "No, you need to stay here and let your wounds heal." The medicine cat mewed firmly, her neck fur bristling. Sagepaw and Darkpaw were deep in conversation, discussing the coming leaf-bare. Sagepaw sat in a comfy nest of moss, her right side facing Graypaw. She glanced towards her and beckoned with her brown tail for the younger apprentice to come over. Graypaw trotted over to Sagepaw. "Sagepaw, are you doing alright?" He mewed. Sagepaw shrugged. "Im doing okay. But my eyes hurts really badly and I can only see out of my right." She mewed. Sagepaw turned her head so Graypaw could see that Coalblaze had put chewed up marigold over the wound and secured it with cobwebs. "Coalblaze says I can start training again as soon as it heals." The brown apprentice mewed. "And how long would that be?" Graypaw asked. "She said about 2 or 3 moons. It matters on how long it takes for my eye to heal." Sagepaw mewed with a sigh. Darkpaw nodded. "Coalblaze lets me help change out the cobwebs and put new marigold on." He mewed proudly, puffing out his chest a little. Graypaw nodded. "Well, I've got to go. Bye." She mewed. "Bye, Graypaw! It was nice seeing you!" Sagepaw mewed. Graypaw stood and padded out of the medicine cat den, the scent of herbs clinging to her fur. <p>
    Thank you for reading and reviewing, everyone! And Im sorry if it's short. I'll try to post the fourth chapter later. Please advertise for moi! :3 luv u all! ~ Scarlet &#9788

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