Strenuous competition on the field of play, diplomacy off it: the 1908 London Olympics, Theodore Roosevelt and Arthur Balfour, and transatlantic relations

J. Simon Rofe, Alan Tomlinson

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Abstract

Through the lens of the 1908 Summer Olympic Games, and the sport-based ideals and philiospohies of the US president Roosevelt and the UK prime minister Balfour, this article explores the nature of transatlantic relations. It shows how views of sport cross into the political sphere and can be used in serious diplomatic relations and strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-79
Number of pages20
JournalThe Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2016

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