Category Archives: Cold War and sport

Red Faces at the Opera

Red Faces at the Opera

Fearing a communist propaganda win, the Peking Opera were banned from performing during the Olympic Games.

Unsporting Behaviour

Unsporting Behaviour

Behind the Iron Curtain, sporting events were a safe way to protest against communism.

Art as a tool in the Cold War

Art as a tool in the Cold War

The US planned to send a Sport in Art exhibition to Melbourne Olympics, as Cold War propaganda.

Sport behind the Iron Curtain

Sport behind the Iron Curtain

Athletes and spectators used sporting event to protest against Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe.

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

It’s a million miles from the cartoon capers of James Bond, but remains a familiar tale of good versus evil.

Russian dope its athletes

Russian dope its athletes

Athletics doping report should spark radical rethink on drugs in sport.

Cold War Mark II

Cold War Mark II

Washington would do well to leave the Cold War rhetoric in the past.

Top 10 books about spies

Top 10 books about spies

The literature of espionage, like its subjects, is often not to be trusted. These are some of the accounts you can believe.

Athletics doping crisis

Athletics doping crisis

The world of sport has been rocked by the explosive allegations of widespread doping.

Is Sepp Blatter’s ‘resignation’ clever politics?

Is Sepp Blatter’s ‘resignation’ clever politics?

Blatter has stepped down, but this may not be the last we see of him.

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