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Event audio from CWIHP, also featuring a sport history podcast exploring the Cold War-era of superpower politics and intense international competition #ColdWarSport

Hosted by Vince Hunt, Sport in the Cold War features insightful discussions with expert historians.

Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and directed by Professor Robert Edelman (UC San Diego), Professor Christopher Young (University of Cambridge), and Dr. Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center, Cold War International History Project).

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Event audio from CWIHP, also featuring a sport history podcast exploring the Cold War-era of superpower politics and intense international competition #ColdWarSport

Hosted by Vince Hunt, Sport in the Cold War features insightful discussions with expert historians.

Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and directed by Professor Robert Edelman (UC San Diego), Professor Christopher Young (University of Cambridge), and Dr. Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center, Cold War International History Project).

    Episode 40 - Cold War Broadcasting

    Episode 40 - Cold War Broadcasting

    In our final episode, the Sport in the Cold War podcast digs into Cold War broadcasting. A. Ross Johnson, former director of Radio Free Europe, discusses sport journalism under the iron curtain and the broadcasting efforts of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-40-cold-war-broadcasting

    • 22 Min.
    Episode 39 - Britain and the 1980 Olympics Boycott

    Episode 39 - Britain and the 1980 Olympics Boycott

    The call for an international boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics created divisions in Britain between Margaret Thatcher's government, which supported the US boycott, and British athletes, who resented being asked to sacrifice their Olympics. Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-39-britain-and-the-1980-olympics-boycott

    • 14 Min.
    Episode 38 - Romania's Perfect 10 Gymnast

    Episode 38 - Romania's Perfect 10 Gymnast

    At the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, fourteen-year-old Romanian Nadia Comăneci became the first gymnast ever to be awarded a "Perfect 10." Nadia went on to earn five additional perfect 10s during the Montreal Olympics and three gold medals, catapulting her to international stardom and into the midst of Romania's international Cold War tensions.

    Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-38-romania-s-perfect-10-gymnast

    • 22 Min.
    Episode 37 - Emil Zátopek

    Episode 37 - Emil Zátopek

    Emil Zátopek was one of the greatest long-distance runners of all time and a hero in his homeland of Czechoslovakia. Zátopek also participated in politics and was a member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, although he was expelled after he participated in protests during the Prague Spring in 1968. Oldrich Tuma discusses the complications and contradictions of Zátopek’s life, as well as the role of sport in Czechoslovakia.

    Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-37-emil-zatopek

    • 23 Min.
    Episode 36 - China's Return to the Olympics

    Episode 36 - China's Return to the Olympics

    In the 1980s, the People's Republic of China returned to the Olympics after more than a twenty year absence. Susan Brownell explains how international politics affected China's participation in global sport, as well as her personal experiences as an athlete in China. Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-36-china-s-return-to-the-olympics

    • 21 Min.
    Episode 35 - Sport in Divided Germany

    Episode 35 - Sport in Divided Germany

    The occupation and division of Germany following WWII created huge disruptions in the country's sport culture. Athletes were considered "diplomats in a tracksuit" and their victories and defeats highly politicized. Dr. Jutta Braun speaks about the lengths the East German regime went to in order to win and to maintain control over its athletes. Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-35-sport-in-divided-germany

    • 21 Min.

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