Sport in the Cold War
Sport has long been linked with politics, but never more so than during the Cold War. In this highly precarious time, nations and peoples around the world used sport to promote their political, social, and economic development.
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Cold War on Ice
Documents on international hockey during the Cold War.
1988 Seoul Olympic Games
When South Korea was awarded the 1988 Olympic Games, North Korea began an ambitious but failed effort to act as cohost.
Soviet Union and the Olympics
The Soviet Union joined the International Olympic Committee only in 1951, but went on to dominate the games along with its rival, the United States.