Soviet Sports Pt. 2 - Dominance and Disintegration

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On this episode Matt continues a chat with Kristaps Andrejsons from the Eastern Border Podcast about the Soviet Union’s mass athletics program. We also hear from Chris Osborne, our fearless comrade over at Play Comics Podcast. History, politics, performance enhancing drugs for curlers. This episode goes far and wide. 
 
Our ears are graced once more with a few tunes - Bāliņš jāja kara taku and Vēja vārdi - from the Latvian symphonic, melodic, gothic, folk, metal, rock band Oceanpath. Find Oceanpath on BandcampFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.
 
Did you know Kristaps also fences? You can learn more about our comrade and hear his show on iTunesTwitterFacebook, and make sure to check out his Patreon page. 

Citations:
Sport, Politics, and Communism by James Riordan. Manchester University Press, 1991.
 
Sport as a Soviet Tool by John N. Washburn. Foreign Affairs, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Apr., 1956), pp. 490-499.
 
Sport, Politics, and Communism by James Riordan. Manchester University Press, 1991.
 
Sport in Soviet Society: Development of Sport and Physical Education in Russia and the USSR by James Riordan. CUP Archive, Jun. 30, 1980.
 
Rewriting Soviet Sports History by Jim Riordan. Journal of Sports History, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Winter 1993).
 
The Role of Sport in Soviet Foreign Policy by Jim Riordan. International Journal (Sport in World Politics), Vol. 43, No. 4, (Autumn, 1988), pp. 569-595.
 
The video from Part 1 of the chat can be found here.
 
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