Sport in the Soviet Union

Sport in the Soviet Union

2nd Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Authors: Victor, Jennifer Louis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155913

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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


    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


    I A Note on Sporting Venues in the Moscow Area

    II Soviet Summer and Winter Olympic Results

Product details

  • No. of pages: 154
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155913

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