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Sport, Drugs and Amateurism: Tracing the Real Cultural Origins of Anti-Doping Rules in International Sport
The historiography of doping has focused primarily on anti-doping efforts that followed in the wake of Knud Enemark Jensen's death in 1960 and culminated in the first Olympic anti-doping tests inExpand
The Historical Legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
Of the post-War Olympics, few burn brighter in the popular memory than the 1984 Los Angeles Games. London in 1948 ensured that the Olympic Games continued after the brutality and destruction of WWII;Expand
Circumventing Apartheid: Racial Politics and the Issue of South Africa's Olympic Participation at the 1984 Los Angeles Games
Behind the shadows of an Olympiad replete with tales of Cold War acrimony and lavish commercial excess, emerges South Africa's bureaucratic attempt to achieve readmission to the Olympic MovementExpand
A Universal Dilemma: The British Sporting Life and the Complex, Contested, and Contradictory State of Amateurism
As a core and enduring ideal that influenced sports throughout the world for over a century, amateurism has long fascinated scholars. While historians have examined the social origins of amateurismExpand
Before the rules are written: navigating moral ambiguity in performance enhancement
In 1984, a number of US cyclists used blood transfusions to boost their performance at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. The cyclists broke no rules and dominated the Games, yet were later maligned asExpand
Los Angeles is the Olympic City: Legacies of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games
In no other city but Los Angeles have the Olympics so completely shaped metropolitan identity – not even in modern Athens. Los Angeles used the 1932 games to put itself on the global map. The cityExpand
‘Olympic Games are an International Farce’
With the conclusion of the Great War, beleaguered BOA officials attempted to rally British interest in a revival of the Olympic Games. In the aftermath of one of the darkest and most violent epochsExpand
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games : Assessing the 30-Year Legacy
Prologue - LA84: An Olympic Revolution Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves and Wayne Wilson 1. The Russians are Not Coming: The USSR's Non- Participation in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games Robert EdelmanExpand
The Rise of the Shamateur The International Olympic Committee, Broken-Time Payments, and the Preservation of the Amateur Ideal, 1925-1930
The interwar years witnessed profound upheaval in international sport. For the Olympic Movement, emerging social trends within Europe coupled with increasing member nations from South America,Expand
For a ‘United’ Kingdom and a ‘Greater’ Britain: the British Olympic Association and the limitations and contestations of ‘Britishness’
During the first two decades of the twentieth century, the Home-Nations of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales joined forces in competing in the Olympic Games under the banner of ‘Great Britain’ (orExpand