Power games: a political history of the Olympics
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London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2016.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
796.48 BOYKO
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A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic GamesThe 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.
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Book
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xiv, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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English
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9781784780722 (paperback), 1784780723 (paperback)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The Olympics have not always been the commercialized juggernaut we know today, but as Jules Boykoff makes clear in this sto-ry-filled and devastating history, the Games have since their inception had a thoroughly checkered political history. Pierre de Coubertin, the aristocrat who gave birth to the modern olympics, was against allowing women to participate, and allowed African countries to participate only to offset their "individual laziness." Boykoff, a former member of the US olympic soccer team, takes readers from the nineteenth-century origins of the modern Games, through its flirtations with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corrupt, corporate control. Along the way he recounts vibrant alt-olympics movements, like the Work-ers' games and Women's Games of the 1920s and 1930s to the Gay Games of the 1980s through today"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Boykoff, J. (2016). Power games: a political history of the Olympics. London ; Brooklyn, NY: Verso.

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Boykoff, Jules. 2016. Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. London ; Brooklyn, NY: Verso.

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Boykoff, Jules, Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. London ; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2016.

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Boykoff, Jules. Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. London ; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2016. Print.

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