Dishonored Games: Corruption, Money & Greed at the Olympics

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SP Books, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 291 pages
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Every four years, the Olympics are celebrated with a flood of congratulatory coverage. In all the books, articles and documentaries extolling the beauty and purity of the Olympic Ideal, only cursory notice is given to the Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) and its little known President, Juan Antonio Samaranch. "Dishonored Games" explodes the carefully cultivated image and idealistic hype behind the I.O.C. and its self-perpetuating leadership. The book reveals influence peddling, lavish gifts and bribes, and abuse of power in the Olympic movement.
 

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Contents

Welcome to Barcelona
1
Horsts System
21
Dassler Takes Coke
36
From Montreal to Monte Carlo
48
With Arm Raised I Salute You
59
The Clever Chameleon
72
The Jewel in the Crown
85
ISL Rules the World
99
Scandal
174
Before Your Very Eyes
184
A Lawyer from Des Moines
201
Alarm Bells
213
The Benevolent Dictator
222
The Shoe Size of the Second Daughter
238
Destroy the Olympics
260
Appendix A Calendar of the Modern Olympics
277

Flotsam and Jetsam
111
Olympias Black Gold
119
The Bumps on the Logs
138
Twenty Million Dollars
155
The Cheats
164
B Members of the International Olympic Committee
278
Abbreviations used in the text
282
Index
283
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