Rome 1960

Rome 1960

The Olympics That Changed the World

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
An account of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome reveals the competition's unexpected influence on the modern world, in a narrative synopsis that evaluates the roles of Cold War propaganda, civil rights, and politics.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410408518
1410408515
Branch Call Number: Lg Print 796.48 M325r
Characteristics: 725 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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Jul 15, 2016

I only read portions of this book because of specific interests. However it is a nice compilation of accounts documenting this turning point in the concept of the Olympics. I am oversimplifying but before Rome there was little media coverage, and the athletes were truly amateurs who had lives outside of sports, and
made financial sacrifices for the honor of competing. Fast forward to today when Olympics coverage has become a soap opera over-hyping mostly pampered well-paid full-time athletes.

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