Book cover

More than just games : Canada and the 1936 Olympics

Library Item

Find or request this item
More than just games : Canada and the 1936 Olympics
Call No: 796.4809 M54m

Call Number796.4809 M54m
Dates2015; ©2015
Statement of ResponsibilityRichard Menkis and Harold Troper.
Summary"Held in Germany, the 1936 Olympic Games sparked international controversy. Should athletes and nations boycott the games to protest the Nazi regime? More Than Just Games is the history of Canada’s involvement in the 1936 Olympics. It is the story of the Canadian Olympic officials and promoters who were convinced that national unity and pride demanded that Canadian athletes compete in the Olympics without regard for politics. It is the story of those Canadian athletes, mostly young and far more focused on sport than politics, who were eager to make family, friends, and country proud of their efforts on Canada’s behalf. And, finally, it is the story of those Canadians who led an unsuccessful campaign to boycott the Olympics and deny Nazi Germany the propaganda coup of serving as an Olympic host." —Publisher
Contents
  1. Sport, Society, and Politics
  2. Press, Preparations, and Protests: January 1933–August 1935
  3. "Moving Heaven and Earth"
  4. "How Lonesome Our Position is Becoming"
  5. Preparations and Protests: March–July 1936
  6. Crimson Blazers
  7. Conclusion
Physical Description xx, 281 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : University of Toronto Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 255–266) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by Richard Menkis and Harold Troper