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1980 Olympics as Sports and Political Event: Key Cotradictions of Soviet Policy

Student: Anton Novikov

Supervisor: Igor B. Orlov

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Political Science (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2018

Today, we often hear statements by politicians that sports are out of politics. The relevance of this work is that to date there is a large-scale politicization of mega-events. As a vivid example, the situations that arose around the sporting events that are significant for the Russian Federation, namely the last Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 and the upcoming 2018 World Cup, which will be held in Russia at Crtjq atlthfwbb, can serve as a clear example. Both events were surrounded by a spectrum of events related to foreign policy aspects. But since certain events related to the above competitions have not yet been completed, it is impossible to conclude what is the nature of the actions that took place so far. However, in order to understand some aspects related to the current situation, it was decided to turn to the historical experience of the completed event of a similar scale. Thus, within the framework of this study, the case of Olympiad-80 was examined in order to study how the Soviet leadership resolved political contradictions and with which, first of all, the purpose used the possibility of holding the Olympic Games - for carrying out political tasks or for developing sports in the countries of the Soviet Union.

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