Cold War Games: Spies, Subterfuge and Secret Operations at the 1956 Olympic Games by Harry Blutstein

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Cold War Games: Spies, Subterfuge and Secret Operations at the 1956 Olympic Games

The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games have become known as the ‘friendly games’, but East-West rivalry ensured that they were anything but friendly. From the bloody semi-final water polo match between the USSR and Hungary, to the 46 athletes who defected to the West, sport and politics collided during the Cold War.

The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games have become known as the ‘friendly games’, but East-West rivalry ensured that they were anything but friendly. From the bloody semi-final water polo match between the USSR and Hungary, to the 46 athletes who defected to the West, sport and politics collided during the Cold War.

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Australia ISBN: 9781760408299 Pages: 368