Sport Under Communism: Behind the East German 'Miracle'
Based on original Stasi and Communist Party archival sources, this book uncovers why East Germany was for two decades running one of the most successful nations in the Summer and Winter Olympics, exploring how the central elite sports system was beset by internal tensions and disputes.
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Contestation in the East German Sports System
1 The Political Use of Sport
2 The Development of East German Elite Sport
3 Finding and Promoting Young Sporting Talent
4 Drugs in Elite Sport in the German Doping Republic
5 Steroids and Justice
6 Football East German Sports Problem Child
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