"... und für die Ehre unserer Nation(en)": Olympische Deutschlandpolitik zwischen 1960 und 1968

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This graduate thesis deals with the sports policy of both German states during the years 1960 to 1968. It is looked at as part of the intra-German policy. For this reason the thesis focusses on Olympic subjects.
To describe adequately what was going on in this years, Kleßmanns concept of asymmetric intertwined parallel history is extended with elements of the theory of dynamic transaction that was developed by Früh to describe the effects of media.
The concept of dynamic intertwined history of communication, which emerged this way, gives us the opportunity to look at the eight perhaps most eventful years of German sports history and to see it as a result of intersecting actions and reactions.
The first goal on this process was to gain influence on the I.O.C. Both German states were successful in this respect. The FRG became the Olympic host in 1972, and in Munich the GDR received the right to use their own national symbols during the summer games for the first time.
This graduate thesis describes the way that led to this solution, which satisfied both sides, but made neither of them really happy.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationHildesheim
PublisherArete Verlag
Number of pages510
ISBN (Print)978-3-942468-90-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017