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Olympic and Politics
These Olympic and Politics Books investigate the politics behind Olympic history, from Baron de Coubertin's revival of the Games. The books depict who holds power within it, how it is financed and how the costly business of bidding for the games works. A great read for anyone interested in the often untold history of the Olympic Games and the many interesting political factors that have shaped the role of sports in the modern world. Finally, the Olympic and Politics Books endeavor to predict the future for the Games, and whether "gigantism", both in terms of the scale of the Games and the movement's sense of its own importance, threaten its future.
- Very good summary of the Olympic Games
- Different social and political discontent
- Well-researched and well-cited