Sport in the Soviet Union - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080245065, 9781483155913

Sport in the Soviet Union

2nd Edition

Authors: Jennifer Louis
eBook ISBN: 9781483155913
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 154
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Sport in the Soviet Union, Second Revised Edition focuses on the development of sports in the Soviet Union, particularly noting the sport programs and contributions of sports organizations in the development of sports in the country. The manuscript first offers information on the historical background of sports in the Soviet Union, including contemporary organizations of Soviet sports and sports for children. The text then discusses various sports played in the country. These include soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, handball, tennis, table tennis, and badminton.
The text also underscores the involvement of Soviets in other sports, such as badminton, skating, gymnastics, track and field, hockey, judo, and fencing. The Soviets excelled in more strenuous sports, such as weightlifting, boxing, wrestling, mountaineering, and cycling. The book also notes that Soviets are also interested in water sports, such as water polo, yachting, rowing, canoeing, swimming, and diving. The book also offers information on the medal tally of the Soviet Union in different Olympic Games.
The manuscript is a vital reference for readers and sports enthusiasts wanting to explore the development of sports in the Soviet Union.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Part I: Introduction 1 Historical Background 2 Sport for Children 3 GTO and the Sport Ranking System 4 Contemporary Organization of Soviet Sport 5 Training Part II: Sport by Sport 1 Soccer 2 Rugby 3 Basketball 4 Volleyball 5 Handball 6 Tennis 7 Table Tennis 8 Badminton 9 Bandy 10 Ice Hockey 11 Field Hockey 12 Skiing 13 Skating and Figure Skating 14 Gymnastics 15 Track and Field 16 Archery 17 Shooting 18 Weight Lifting 19 Boxing 20 Wrestling 21 Judo 22 Fencing 23 Swimming and Diving 24 Water Polo 25 Yachting 26 Rowing 27 Canoeing 28 Mountaineering 29 Equestrian Sports 30 Cycling 31 Modern Pentathlon Appendices I A Note on Sporting Venues in the Moscow Area II Soviet Summer and Winter Olympic Results


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