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Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics

£11.99

Manufacturer: Verso Books

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'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.'

Jules Boykoff, with foreword by Dave Zirin. Verso, 2016.

Product Code: 9781784780722

 

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