24. The Cold War at Play

24. The Cold War at Play - Sport in the Modern World...

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Unformatted text preview: Sport in the Modern World 1994-2009 1959: Founds the South African Sports Association 1962: Founds South African Non-Racial Sports Committee Key figure in the suspension of South Africa from AFC, FIFA and Olympics The ‘Cold War’ was the sustained conflict between the allies of the U.S. and those of the U.S.S.R. Despite its name, the Cold War remained hot, and was a killing war, often through ‘proxies’. Wars include: • Korea • Vietnam • Dominican Republic • Cuba • Angola • Mozambique • Namibia Most of the deaths in the Cold War occurred in poor nations. Many of these joined the NAM, set in motion at Bandung, Indonesia, 1955. One of the most effective strategies of the NAM went through the cultures and organizations of sport. The most celebrated moment for Americans was at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Intense nationalism within the Cold War, turns cultural realms— such as sport—into intense public spectacles, and political competitions. 1980 MOSCOW 1984 LOS ANGELES...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course HIST 303 taught by Professor Salesa during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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