Sports History

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Beyond a Boundary
James, C.L.R.
Book
1963
Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, po...
International Workers' Olympiads: Wikipedia article
Article
International Workers' Olympiads were an international sporting event arranged between 1925 and 1937 by Socialist Workers' Sport International (SASI). It was an organisation supported by social democr...
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...
Red Sport International: Wikipedia article
Article
The International Association of Red Sports and Gymnastics Associations, commonly known as Red Sport International (RSI) or Sportintern was a Comintern-supported international sports organization esta...
Socialist Workers' Sport International: Wikipedia article
Article
Socialist Workers' Sport International (German: Sozialistische Arbeitersport Internationale, SASI) was an international socialist sporting organisation, based in Lucerne. It was founded in 1920, and c...
Sport, Peace and Development: International Worker Sport 1913-2013: A festschrift book in honour of International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT)
Olin, Kalevi
Book
2013
Sport is seen to play an important role as a promoter for peace and social integration in different geographical, cultural and political contexts.
Sports & Resistance: Against The Current vol. 118
Asen, Peter Ian
Article
2005
The two most famous fists in American history belong to Tommie Smith and John Carlos. In 1968, Smith and Carlos finished gold and bronze, respectively, in the 200-meter dash competition in the Olympic...
The Struggle For Canadian Sport
Kidd, Bruce
Book
1996
Bruce Kidd, a former track star, documents the development and transformation of Canadian sport in the twentieth century.
The White Man in That Photo
Gazzaniga, Riccardo; Dieffenbach, Alexa Combs
Article
2015
Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith's rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mex...
The World Cup and the Corporatization of Soccer
Galeano, Eduardo
Article
2014
Huge global sporting contests, their boosters promise, will transform the nature of the host country. The billions South Africa poured into hosting the World Cup were touted by some as a form of devel...

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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

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Fifty years ago, Cassius Clay ‘shook up the world’ by winning the heavyweight title – and
Marqusee, Mike
2014
The victory of the underdog who became Muhammad Ali – and how it wasn't just sport's hierarchies that were rocked by it. On the night of February 25, 1964, the 22 year old Cassius Clay defeated the su...
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Exploding The Myths of Pro Hockey
Cruise, David; Griffins, Alison
1991