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    DescriptionThe 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.

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    East Plays West
    Sport and the Cold War
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stephen Wagg, Edited by David Andrews, Foreword by Robert Edelman
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415359276
    ISBN 10: 0415359279

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    4 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    12 December 2006
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    University of California, San Diego, USA Roehampton University, UK University of Maryland, USA
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Totalitarian Regimes and Cold War Sport: Steroid 'Ubermenschen' and 'Ball Bearing Females' 2. Verbal Gymnastics: The Soviet Sports Administration and the Decision to Enter the Olympic Games, 1947-1952 3. Cold War Expatriot Sport: Symbolic Resistance - and International Response - in Hungarian Water Polo at the Melbourne Olympics, 1956 4. Cold War Football: British-European Encounters in the 1940s and 50s 5. 'Oscillating Antagonism': Soviet-British Athletics Relations, 1945-1960 6. 'If You Want the Girl Next Door...' Olympic Sport and the Popular Press in Early Cold War Britain 7. The 'Muscle Gap': Physical Education and U.S. Fears of a Depleted Masculinity 1954-63 8. Good Versus Evil? Drugs, Sport and the Cold War 9. The Cold War and the (Re) Articulation of Canadian National Identity: The 1972 Canada-USSR Summit Series 10. 'One Day When the Yankees...' Cuban Baseball, the United States and the Cold War 11. Playing the 'Race Card': US Foreign Policy and the Integration of Sports 12. 'Miraculous' Masculinity Meets Militarization: Narrating the 1980 USSR-US Men's Olympic Ice Hockey Match and Cold War Politics 13. The Soviet Union and the Olympic Games of 1980 and 1984: Explaining the Boycott to their Own People 14. 'Sport and Politics Don't Mix'. China's Relationship with the IOC during the Cold War 15. Sport After the Cold War: Implications for Russia and Eastern Europe 16. Performing America's Past: Cold War Fantasies in a Perpetual State of War 17. 'Yankee Go Home': Sport and Anti-Americanism in South Korea