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Jules Boykoff

Items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan are dependent on the policies of the lending library. 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.


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Pierre de Coubertin, the aristocrat who gave birth to the A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic Games 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 s and s as well as athlete-activists and political movements that stood up to challenge the Olympic machine. Place a Hold You must be logged in first. Pickup at. The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request.


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