Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games: A History of the Power Brokers, Events, and Controversies that Shaped the Games

Front Cover
Human Kinetics, 1999 - Fiction - 315 pages
0 Reviews

Power, Politics, and the Olympic Gamesoffers the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of the Olympic movement on the market. It is not a record book full of sterile results and statistics. Rather, it is an insightful and accessible exploration of the history of the Olympics and how big a role politics has played since the modern Games began in 1896. The book covers the entire 20th century and includes Sydney's bid and preparation for their 2000 Games.

This book provides an analytical and judicious interpretation of the myths surrounding the games and shows you the political and economic realities as ritual, sports, politics, and show business are combined in the largest regularly scheduled international gathering in the world. You'll learn who serves on the International Olympic Committee and what they do, how the various host cities are chosen, and even which countries, teams, and athletes get to participate. The unique visibility of the Games make them an attractive target for political and social causes, and Power, Politics, and the Olympic Gamesdiscusses in detail many of these controversies.

Many of today's controversies are not all that new, and Power, Politics, and the Olympic Gamesoffers you a unique historical perspective into the who, what, when, where, how, and-most importantly-why behind the many disputes and conflicts that have plagued the modern Games.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

History and Politics - The Olympics (Main Reading Room, Library of ...
Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games , by Alfred Erich Senn. Champaign, Il..: Human Kinetics, c1999. LC call number: GV721.5.S443 1999 ...
www.loc.gov/ rr/ main/ olympics/ history.html

Health Sciences - International Centre for Olympic Studies
Kevin B. Wamsley, Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games: A History of the Power Brokers, Events, and Controversies That Shaped the Games by Alfred E. Senn, ...
www.uwo.ca/ olympic/ reports/ annual_report10.html

ABC Radio National - The Sports Factor Transcript - 12 February, 1999
And from Madison, Wisconsin - Alfred Senn, whose book 'Power, Politics and the Olympic Games' is due for release shortly, and it's published by Human ...
catalogue.ausport.gov.au/ fulltext/ 1999/ sportsf/ sf990212.htm

Adolf Hitler; Carl Diem, Werner Klingeberg, and the Thousand Year ...
50 See Alfred E. Senn, Power,Politics and the Olympic Games (Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, 1999). pp. 73-74. 51 These notations are provided by Wolf ...
www.la84foundation.org/ SportsLibrary/ ISOR/ ISOR2002m.pdf

JSTOR: Icons of Liberty or Objects of Desire? American Women ...
Alfred E. Senn, Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games (Champaign, IL 1999), 42. On the chauvinistic counting done by the USA during the 1920s see Mark ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0022-0094(200307)38%3A3%3C435%3AIOLOOO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-B

Other Sports
-1%, 8.74, Power, Politics and the Olympic Games ~ Alfred Erich Senn Human Kinetics Europe Ltd Alfred Erich Senn. -1%, 17.22, No Nest for the Wicket ...
www.myguidebee.co.uk/ cat102216.html

FHSP_A_226422 796..818 ++
Senn, Alfred E. Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1999. Swift, em and Richard O’Brien. ‘Cleaning up the Act’. ...
www.informaworld.com/ ampp/ siteindex?request=%2Findex%2F777579206.pdf

idrottsforum.org | Artikel | Dopningsfrågan i historisk belysning
Senn, Alfred E., Power, Politics and the Olympic games, Champaign Ill. (1999). Sjöblom, Paul, Den institutionaliserade tävlingsidrotten – Kommuner, ...
www.idrottsforum.org/ articles/ sandahl/ sandahl061115.html

istorijos studijos-17-taisyta.p65
97. ISSN 1392–0448. LIETUVOS ISTORIJOS STUDIJOS. 2006 17. „MUS VIENIJA ALUS IR PERGALĖS“? arba. SPORTAS IR LIETUVIŠKOJI TAPATYBĖ. Ingvaras Butautas ...
www.ceeol.com/ aspx/ getdocument.aspx?logid=5& id=dc72c837-d979-4d06-ac97-6c221f489cd8

Amazon.com: "Lord Killanin": Key Phrase page
Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games by Alfred Erich Senn. See all pages with references to "Lord Killanin". Excerpt - on Page 6: " ... examine politics, ...
www.amazom.com/ phrase/ Lord-Killanin

About the author (1999)

Alfred Erich Senn, PhD,is professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has taught since 1961.

He received a PhD in East European history at Columbia University in 1958. Senn is the author of eight books, several monographs, and numerous scholarly articles. His book, Gorbachev's Failure in Lithuania, was awarded the Edgar Anderson Presidential Prize by the American Association of Baltic Studies in 1996.

Professor Senn lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, LaVonne.

Bibliographic information