Olympic Politics

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Manchester University Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Olympics - 266 pages
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The author's thesis is not original to anyone who follows sport. The Olympic movement, Hill (politics, Univ. of York) argues, has been transformed into a major business dominated by money, power, and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The primacy of politics in the Olympic movement
31
Power and authority in the Olympic movement
56
Financing the Games
70
the British experience
90
The Moscow Games of 1980
120
The Los Angeles Games of 1984
156
The Seoul Games of 1988
189
Barcelona and the Games of 1992
218
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About the author (1992)

Christopher R. Hill is currently the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a monthly columnist for the online journal Project Syndicate. He was a career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, who served as Ambassador to Iraq, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and the Republic of Macedonia and as President Bush's assistant secretary to East Asia. Hill has received many State Department awards including the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award and the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations for his negotiations.

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