The Berlin Games and the Boycott

  • James Stout
Part of the Mega Event Planning book series (MEGAEP)


Having established the background that made Catalonia uniquely suited to a celebration of cross-class sporting solidarity, this chapter establishes the specifics of the movement to boycott the Berlin games. Through examining the process which awarded the games to Berlin rather than to Barcelona and the ensuing political debates in pivotal nations (the USA, UK, Spain, and France), the chapter will show how the movement to boycott the Berlin games united various political groups who would not usually make common cause and provided a platform for the growth of the Popular Front and anti-fascism.


Olympics Berlin Barcelona IOC Avery Brundage Pierre De Coubertin Baillet-Latour Jeremiah Mahoney 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Stout
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  1. 1.San Diego Mesa CollegeSan DiegoUSA

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