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Protecting the Olympic Movement and trying to bury the Winter Games : the IOC, Avery Brundage, and the 1976 Denver Olympics / Adam Berg

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Berg, Adam

This paper examines how leaders fo the International Olympic Committee (IOC) viewed and responded to events surrounding the controversy-ridden 1976 Denver Winter Olympic Games. The essay reveals the extent of corrupt practices within the IOC in the late 1960s as well as the desire of Olympic officials to construct a public image of the Games distinct from such machinations. Moreover, a close look at how IOC President Avery Brundage responded to these matters exposes his last-ditch effort to use the Denver Games to stop the Winter Olympics for good and thereby stave off the professionalization and commercialization of his beloved Olympic Movement.

See the issue of "Olympika, 26, 2017"

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