Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team
The Politics of the Olympic Games: With an Epilogue, 1976 - 1980
The Politics of the Olympic Games: With an
Can sports and politics mix? They can and do, according to the author of this study of the Olympic Games. Richard Espy's objective is to show how the organization of the Games reflects the structure of international politics. He focuses on four basic issues concerning the Olympic system during the post–World War II period: German participation; Chinese participation; South African and Rhodesia participation; and the role of sport federations, international organizations, and business interests in the Olympics. Espy discusses the relationship between the Olympic idea of international amity through sport competition and the reality of world affairs, how television has changed governmental views and use of the Olympic Games, and whether sports can be used legitimately as a political tool. He also recommends possible changes in the organizational structure of the event—or even the Olympic ideal itself—to help the Games achieve their intended result: an atmosphere of international good will. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-revie...
- ASIN: 0520302257
USSR 1980 Vintage Poster Olympic Games Moscow Peace Medal placad Art Olympiad
The Official Olympic Games: MOSCOW 1980 [DVD]
Shattered Hopes: Canada's Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games
Shattered Hopes: Canada's Boycott of the 1980 Olympic
On December 27, 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, a distant land unknown to most Canadians. Knowledge would come quickly over the coming months, particularly to the dozens of Canadian athletes who were entering the final stages of training for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. The invasion set off a chain of events that dominated the headlines of the day. A crucial fall-out was the American-led boycott of the Games, which Canada eventually joined, forcing 212 Canadian athletes to shelve their Olympic dreams, some temporarily, many more permanently. Shattered Hopes is an oral history of key players, including eight decision makers, five national team coaches, two senior administrators, two personnel from the Canadian team, and 27 of Canada's athletes. For many, memories of the boycott are painfully clear; for others, the details have faded, but anger and disappointment remain. For all, there is sadness at a missed opportunity to excel on the Olympic stage and disappointment that their sacrifice was but a token response and remains largely unacknowledged.
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- ASIN: 1927403081
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of
The Story of the Greatest Sports Moment of the Twentieth CenturyOnce upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered what Sports Illustrated called the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their “Miracle on Ice” has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable. Wayne Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event, giving readers an ice-level view of the amateurs who took on a Russian hockey juggernaut at the height of the Cold War. He details the unusual chemistry of the Americans—formulated by their fiercely determined coach, Herb Brooks—and seamlessly weaves portraits of the boys with the fluid action of the game itself. Coffey also traces the paths of the players and coaches since their stunning victory, examining how the Olympic events affected their lives.Told with warmth and an uncanny eye for detail, The Boys of Winter is an intimate, perceptive portrayal of one Friday night in Lake Placid and the enduring power of the extraordinary.Also available as an eBook
- Brand: Coffey, Wayne/ Craig, Jim (FRW)
- ASIN: 1400047668
The Olympic Winter Games: Innsbruck 1976 - Lake Placid 1980
1978 Toyota: Million Dollar Dash 1980 Olympic Games, Toyota Print Ad
The Olympic Games, the Soviet Sports Bureaucracy, and the Cold War: Red Sport, Red Tape
The Olympic Games, the Soviet Sports Bureaucracy, and
Using previously inaccessible archival documents, this study provides a longitudinal investigation of the middle levels of Soviet bureaucracy responsible for overseeing Olympic Sport during the Cold War. Spanning the period from the USSR’s Olympic debut in 1952 through the 1980 Games held in Moscow, this book argues that behind the high-profile performances of Soviet elite athletes, a legion of sports administrators worked within international sports organizations and the Soviet party-state to increase Soviet chances of success and make Soviet representatives a respected voice in international sports. Soviet officials helped expand the Olympic movement, increasing the participation of women, developing nations, and socialist bloc countries, while achieving Soviet political and diplomatic aims. Soviet representatives, over the course of only a few decades, became a dominant and respected voice within international sports circles, actively promoting Olympic ideals abroad even as they transformed those ideals to better align with Soviet goals. In the process, Soviet sports contributed to the evolution of Olympic sport, integrating the Soviet Union into an emerging global culture, and contributing to transformations within the Soviet Union. Back home in the USSR, the Sports Committ...
- ASIN: 1498541186
A SLICE IN TIME 1980 Summer Olympic Games Mockba Moscow Soviet Union Russia Vintage Olympics Travel advertisement Art Poster Print. Measures 10 x 13.5 inches
A SLICE IN TIME 1980 Summer Olympic Games
1980 Summer Olympic Games Mockba Moscow Soviet Union Russia Vintage Olympics Travel advertisement Art Poster Print. Printed on highest quality stock soft gloss paper. Actual image dimensions are approximately 10 x 13.5 inches. Poster is shipped Flat
- Brand: A SLICE IN TIME
- ASIN: B073DDNPFG
Olympic Winter Games 1948 - 2002 [DVD] [Box-Set]1948 St. Moritz , 1956-cortina D' Ampezzo , 1960 Squaw Valley , 1964 Innsbruck , 1972 Sapporo , 1976-innsbruck 1980 , Lake Placid , 1988-calgary , 1992 Albertville , 1994 Lillehammer , 1998 Nagano , 2002-salt Lake City
Olympic Winter Games 1948 - 2002 [DVD] [Box-Set]1948
Olympic Winter Games 1948 - 2002 DVD BOX -- -1948 St. Moritz , -1956-cortina D' Ampezzo , -1960 Squaw Valley , -1964 Innsbruck , -1972 Sapporo , -1976-innsbruck -1980 , Lake Placid , -1988-calgary , -1992 Albertville , 1994 Lillehammer , -1998 Nagano , -2002-salt Lake City
- ASIN: B006XF7KHW
A SLICE IN TIME 1980 Summer Olympic Games Mockba Moscow Soviet Union Russia Little Bear Vintage Olympics Travel advertisement Art Poster Print. Measures 10 x 13.5 inches
A SLICE IN TIME 1980 Summer Olympic Games
1980 Summer Olympic Games Mockba Moscow Soviet Union Russia Little Bear Vintage Olympics Travel advertisement Art Poster Print. Printed on highest quality stock soft gloss paper. Actual image dimensions are approximately 10 x 13.5 inches. Poster is shipped Flat
- Brand: A SLICE IN TIME
- ASIN: B074M9NG3K
XIII Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, 1980
Olympic Games - Official Review [London 1948 , Melbourne 1956 , Rome 1960 , Tokyo 1964 , Mexico 1968 , Montreal 1976 , Moscow 1980 , Los Angeles 1984 , Seoul 1988 , Barcelona 1992 , Atlanta 1996 , Sydney 2000 , Acropolis Disk 16: Athens the Immortal City, [Ultra Rare BOX 16 Dvd's ]
Olympic Games - Official Review [London 1948 ,
16 DVD BOX-SET THE HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES 1948-2000 The case includes: 2000 SYDNEY 1996 ATLANTA (part one) 1996 ATLANTA (part two) 1992 BARCELONA 1988 SEOUL 1984 LOS ANGELES (part one) 1984 LOS ANGELES (part two) 1980 MOSCOW 1976 MONTREAL 1968 MEXICO 1964 TOKYO 1960 ROME 1956 MELBOURNE 1948 LONDON ACROPOLIS (Documentary) ATHENS The Immortal City (Documentary) Language: English Subtitles: Greek Duration: 1748' Area: 0 (ALL) Video format: PAL Audio: Dolby Digital Picture: Color Production with the collaboration of: International Olympic Committee, IOC / TWI, Olympic Television Archive Bureau, Olympic Museum Lausanne
- ASIN: B001O51WSY
1980 Olympic Games in Moscow: Cookbook and schedule of events : favorite recipes of prospective U.S. participants
1980 Olympic Games in Moscow: Cookbook and schedule
An historical memento regarding the1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. This book contains a history of the Olympic games, including the opening and closing ceremonies. The book covers the schedule of events and the recipes preferred by participating athletes.
- ASIN: 0697084116
Russian Moscow Olympic pins-Olympic Misha-Symbol of 1980 Olympic Games -Set of 2
Russian Moscow Olympic pins-Olympic Misha-Symbol of 1980 Olympic
This is a great set of 2 Moscow 1980 Olympic pins. These are pins of famous Moscow Olympic Misha - symbol of 1980 Olympic games. They are pin back, made out from aluminum in Soviet Union. Sizes are 1.5" and 1.3". Great for collection. Note: pin back might rotate during hooking up the pin.
- Color: Silver Black Brown
- Brand: Moscow Olympic Pins
- ASIN: B07885F2HQ
- UPC: 796752044569
Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games
Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic
With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter’s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes in sports and overcame the bitter disappointment of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity dashed by geopolitics.
- ASIN: 0942257405
Blue Away 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Replica Game Mesh Jersey Miracle on Ice Adult (Small)
Vintage Ski World Lake Placid, NY, USA 1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games Official Poster, Image Size 13 x 18 inches
Vintage Ski World Lake Placid, NY, USA 1980
1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Vintage Ski Poster Classic reproduction of the official poster for the 1980 Winter Olympics, which once again took place in Lake Placid, New York, US. Lake Placid also hosted the 1932 Winter Olympics 48 years before. 13 x 18 inch quality reproduction. If you like this art, check out our Winter Olympics Poster Set. Just Enter this title into the Amazon Search bar: 'Set of 20 Official Olympic Winter Games Posters from 1924 - 2006'.
- Brand: Vintage Ski World
- ASIN: B002IQA77K
Drug Games: The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960-2008 (Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports)
Drug Games: The International Olympic Committee and the
On August 26, 1960, twenty-three-year-old Danish cyclist Knud Jensen, competing in that year's Rome Olympic Games, suddenly fell from his bike and fractured his skull. His death hours later led to rumors that performance-enhancing drugs were in his system. Though certainly not the first instance of doping in the Olympic Games, Jensen's death serves as the starting point for Thomas M. Hunt's thoroughly researched, chronological history of the modern relationship of doping to the Olympics. Utilizing concepts derived from international relations theory, diplomatic history, and administrative law, this work connects the issue to global political relations.During the Cold War, national governments had little reason to support effective anti-doping controls in the Olympics. Both the United States and the Soviet Union conceptualized power in sport as a means of impressing both friends and rivals abroad. The resulting medals race motivated nations on both sides of the Iron Curtain to allow drug regulatory powers to remain with private sport authorities. Given the costs involved in testing and the repercussions of drug scandals, these authorities tried to avoid the issue whenever possible. But toward the end of the Cold War, governments became more involved in the issue of testing. Having...
- ASIN: B00992AJR4
MOSCOW OLYMPICS PART 1 - Московской Олимпиады ЧАСТЬ 1
35 years later and still the best Opening Ceremony of the games! Part 1 of the Moscow Olympic Games of 1980. THE REAL THING!. New restored and enhanced material with stereo sound. The segments are: City is ready, Start, Arrival of the president, National anthem, Tribute to ancient Greece. - ...
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1980 Olympic Hockey USA vs USSR
1980 Olympic Hockey USA vs USSR, "Miracle On Ice". 2/22/1980 I know this is already on youtube, but thought I would go ahead and post my copy. Maybe it will be a little better quality.
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Weightlifting Failure & Success - Moscow 1980 Olympics
A look back at some of the success and failure stories from the weightlifting events at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games. Subscribe to the Olympic channel: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Much of the focus leading up to the weightlifting tournament at the 1980 Olympic Games was on an injury to Russian legen...
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The 1980 Moscow Olympics Boycott | Flashback | NBC News
The Olympics didn't go as planned in 1980 when dozens of countries boycotted the Games because of certain actions by the Soviet Union. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch next Flashback: http://bit.ly/MandelaInauguration About: NBC News is a leading source of global...
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Moscow 1980 Olympic Games Highlights
The Moscow 1980 Olympic Games had all you could expected from the Olympics, filled with fantastic performances and incredible moments, right from the Opening to the Closing Ceremonies. Moments you can re-live with these highlights.
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