The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

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ISBN-13: 9781138886322
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/24/2015
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives Series
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Matthew P. Llewellyn is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the California State University, Fullerton, USA. He is also co-Director of the Centre for the Socio-Cultural Sport and Olympic Research, assistant editor of the Journal of Sport History, and the author of numerous books and journal articles on the history of sport.

John Gleaves is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the California State University, Fullerton, USA. He is also co-Director of the Centre for the Socio-Cultural Sport and Olympic Research, co-Director of the International Network for Humanistic Doping Research, and the author of numerous articles on the history and philosophy of sport.

Wayne Wilson is vice president of communication and education at the LA84 Foundation, the co-editor of the anthology Doping in Elite Sport: The Politics of Drugs in the Olympic Movement, as well as the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Sport History and the book series "Sport in World History."

Table of Contents

Prologue - LA84: An Olympic Revolution

Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves and Wayne Wilson

1. The Russians are Not Coming: The USSR's Non- Participation in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games

Robert Edelman

2. Radio Free Europe and the Politics of Accreditation at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

Toby Rider

3. Circumventing Apartheid: Racial Politics and the Issue of South Africa’s Olympic Participation at the 1984 Los Angeles Games

Matthew P. Llewellyn

4. Going the Distance: The 1984 Olympic Women’s Marathon

Jaime Schultz

5. Manufactured Dope: How the 1984 U.S. Olympic Cycling Team Rewrote the Rules on Drugs in Sport

John Gleaves

6. Argentina and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Cesar Torres

7. Why 1984 Medalist Li Ning Lit the Flame at the Beijing 2008 Olympics: The Contribution of the Los Angeles Olympics to China’s Market Reforms

Susan Brownell

8. Sports Infrastructure, Legacy, and the Paradox of the 1984 Olympic Games

Wayne Wilson

9.Peter Ueberroth’s Los Angeles Olympic Legacy

Stephen Wenn

Epilogue - Global Television and Transformation: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Mark S. Dyreson

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