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Globalizing Sport

National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s

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$75.50 • £60.95 • €68.00

ISBN 9780674023260

Publication Date: 10/30/2006


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 halftones

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Sport, the State, and International Politics
  • 2. The Rise of International Sports Organizations
  • 3. Democracy and International Sport: The United States
  • 4. “Americanizing” the Olympic Games: Los Angeles, 1932
  • 5. Dictatorship and International Sport: Nazi Germany
  • 6. Between Nazism and Olympism: Berlin, 1936
  • 7. The Soviet Union and the Triumph of Soccer
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations Used in Notes
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • International Olympic Committee members in 1930
    • Babe Ruth in Tokyo in 1934
    • Downtown Los Angeles decked out for the Olympics
    • The sophisticated press box at the main stadium in Los Angeles
    • Celebrities at the 1932 Games
    • Advertising at the 1932 Games
    • Japanese Olympians at a drive-in restaurant in Los Angeles, 1932
    • Hitler at the opening ceremony of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin
    • A horde of cameramen at the Berlin Games
    • Spectators at the main stadium in Berlin in 1936
    • Jesse Owens signing autographs in 1936
    • The Soviet soccer team playing Racing Club in Paris in 1936

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Awards & Accolades

  • 2006 Best Book Prize, International Society of Olympic Historians
  • 2006 History Book Award, North American Society for Sport
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