Olympics

Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

Connexions Library

Ban of Russian Olympic Team: Cold War at its "Best"!
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2016
The West is using both old and new tactics to demonize and discredit all of its opponents, in what is becoming a new Cold War.
The Biased Report that led to Banning Russians at the Olympics
Sterling, Rick
Article
2016
Canadian lawyer Richard Mclaren's report infuenced the World Anti-Doping Agency to call for the banning of all Russian athletes from the Rio Games.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - June 1976: Volume IV Number 4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Human Rights: in a time of terror: New Internationalist January/February 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at human rights in various countries including women's and sex rights.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...

Sources Library

Going for Gold: A History of Olympic Controversies
2009
While the Olympics serve to contribute to mutual understanding and finding commonality in difference, from its inception as a religious festival in ancient Greece to the huge celebrations in the twent...
Lockdown London
The Olympics will see the UK's biggest mobilisation of security forces since the second world war
Graham, Stephen
2012
The projected expense of security at the upcoming London Olympic Games is $867m -- part of the booming 'security industry'.
Olympic torch stokes warm pride and fiery protest among aboriginals
Mickleburgh, Rod
2009
Differing opinions between aboriginal groups towards the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Torch Relay.
Russia misses out while former drug cheats take their place in Rio
2016
While Russia’s track and field team, including athletes with no doping history, sit out the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there's a host of athletes who will be allowed to compete in Brazil despite having h...