More Than Just Games : Canada and the 1936 Olympics, Hardback Book

More Than Just Games : Canada and the 1936 Olympics Hardback


Held in Germany, the 1936 Olympic Games sparked international controversy.

Should athletes and nations boycott the games to protest the Nazi regime?

More Than Just Games is the history of Canada's involvement in the 1936 Olympics.

It is the story of the Canadian Olympic officials and promoters who were convinced that national unity and pride demanded that Canadian athletes compete in the Olympics without regard for politics.

It is the story of those Canadian athletes, mostly young and far more focused on sport than politics, who were eager to make family, friends, and country proud of their efforts on Canada's behalf. And, finally, it is the story of those Canadians who led an unsuccessful campaign to boycott the Olympics and deny Nazi Germany the propaganda coup of serving as an Olympic host. Written by two noted historians of Canadian Jewish history, Richard Menkis and Harold Troper, More than Just Games brings to life the collision of politics, patriotism, and the passion of sport on the eve of the Second World War.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 21 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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  • Category: Fascism & Nazism
  • ISBN: 9781442649545

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