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Olympic politics by Christopher R. Hill

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Published by Manchester University Press, Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin"s Press in Manchester [England], New York, New York, NY, USA .
Written in English


  • Olympics -- Political aspects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-254) and index.

StatementChristopher R. Hill.
LC ClassificationsGV721.5 .H54 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 266 p. [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1562636M
ISBN 100719035422, 0719037921
LC Control Number91044101

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  Jules Boykoff is the author of Activism and the Olympics, Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games, Landscapes of Dissent, and Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States, among others. He is a professor of politics and government at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon/5(20). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Olympic politics. [Christopher R Hill] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Christopher R Hill. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: The political importance of the Olympics meant that in the period after World War II there were numerous boycotts of the Games, most notably against South Africa’s apartheid government. All the while, however, the IOC refused to accept politics in the Olympics, going as far as to expel Tommie Smith and John Carlos from the Olympics for their black power salute on the .

Olympic politics. The author's thesis is not original to anyone who follows sport. The Olympic movement, Hill (politics, Univ. of York) argues, has been transformed into a major business dominated by money, power, and. The Olympics are a time when, supposedly, political feuds are set aside. The IOC even promotes the concept of the Olympic truce in its charter, a policy which was observed during the ancient Olympics. Despite the IOC’s goals for international peace during the Games, politics have disrupted the Olympic Games throughout its history, whether. “The Politics of the Olympics: a survey” provides information on and analysis of the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games. It is argued and demonstrated throughout the book that sport and politics have been and are intimately connected and nowhere is this relationship more apparent than in the Olympic Games. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Part I: sport and politics --The role and importance of sport in international relations --The world political structure --Part II: the international relations of the Olympics sibility: Richard Espy.