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The British Olympic Association
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Since its creation the British Olympic Association (BOA) has been one of the most important institutions in sports governance. In spite of its prominence there has hitherto been no single-volume history of the Association. This scholarly yet accessible study fills that gap, assessing the origins, evolution, strengths and shortcomings of the BOA.
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Introduction 1. Antecedents and Origins: Athens 1896 - St Louis 1904 2. Solid Foundations: Athens 1906 - London 1908 3. Trials and Tribulations: Stockholm 1912 - Amsterdam 1928 4. The Shadows of Depression and War: Los Angeles 1932 - London 1948 5. Post-war Challenges: Helsinki 1952 - Montreal 1976 6. Turbulence and Change: Moscow 1980 - Atlanta 1996 7. Into the Twenty First Century: Sydney 2000 - London 2012 and Beyond

About the Author

Kevin Jefferys is Professor of Contemporary History at Plymouth University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of modern British political and social history, and his most recent book - Sport and Politics in Modern Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) - won the Lord Aberdare prize for sport history books, 2013.

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