"Oscillating Antagonism’: Soviet-British Athletics Relations, 1945-1960

Bale, John (2007). "Oscillating Antagonism’: Soviet-British Athletics Relations, 1945-1960. In Wagg, Stephen and Andrews, David L. (Ed.), East plays West : sport and the Cold War (pp. 82-99) London ; New York: Routledge.

Author Bale, John
Title of chapter "Oscillating Antagonism’: Soviet-British Athletics Relations, 1945-1960
Title of book East plays West : sport and the Cold War
Place of Publication London ; New York
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780415359269
Editor Wagg, Stephen
Andrews, David L.
Chapter number 5
Start page 82
End page 99
Total pages 18
Total chapters 17
Language eng
Subjects 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary The Cold War spanned some five decades from the devastation that remained after World War Two until the fall of the Berlin wall, and for much of that time the perception was that only on the Eastern side were politics and sport inextricably linked. However, this assumption underestimates the extent to which sport was an important symbol for both power blocs in their ongoing ideological struggle. This collection of essays from leading international authorities on sport, culture and ideology brings together an impressive body of work organized around key political themes and outstanding moments in sport, and is at once a political history of sport and an illuminating new perspective on the forces that shaped this unsettled time.
Keyword Nationalism and sports
Olympics -- Political aspects
Cold War
Q-Index Code B1

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