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Sport under Communism

Behind the East German ‘Miracle’

  • Mike Dennis
  • Jonathan Grix

Part of the Global Culture and Sport book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 14-27
  4. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 28-55
  5. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 56-82
  6. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 83-108
  7. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 109-127
  8. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 128-156
  9. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 171-186
  10. Mike Dennis, Jonathan Grix
    Pages 187-199
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 200-261

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

communism Germany nation

Authors and affiliations

  • Mike Dennis
    • 1
  • Jonathan Grix
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

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