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Sport Under Communism free pdf This book is the first in-depth exploration of why East Germany was, for two decades, one of the three most successful nations in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Based on original Stasi and Communist Party archival sources, the book evaluates the significant factors behind the GDR's rise to sporting supremacy, notably doping, intensive training regimes, specialist sport schools, heavy investment by the state in elite sport, and the comprehensive guarding of top-level sport by the Stasi. Thisbook reveals how the central elite sports system was beset by internal tensions and disputes, by the personal ambitions of top Communist officials and by local and regional interests, and outlines how this system offers a model for elite sport today.

About Mike Dennis

MIKE DENNIS Professor of Modern German History at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has specialized in the history of East German Communism and sport and among his major publications are The Rise and Fall of the German Democratic Republic 1945-1990, The Stasi: Myth and Reality, Deutschland 1945-1990 (with J. D. Steinert), and State and Minorities in Communist East Germany (with N. Laporte). JONATHAN GRIXSenior Lecturer in Sports Politics and Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK. Hehas published widely on East Germany, research methodology and sports-related themes, including The Role of the Masses in the Collapse of the GDR and Foundations of Research.

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Author : Mike Dennis
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 24 April 2012
ISBN : 0230227848
EAN : 9780230227842
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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