Overview:Sport in Cuba: The Diamond in the Rough - Pitt Latin American Series - No aspect of Cuban life more clearly epitomizes their government's emphasis on image-building and individual participation than the system of physical culture and competitive athletics. Indeed the Cuban record in international athletics is the most universally recognized success of the communist revolution, as indicated by the Cuban arrival in the 1972 Olympics and the 1991 Pan-American Games, when Cuba beat the United States in the gold medal tally, dominating boxing, baseball, and winning the marathon. The fruits of the Cuban sports system were again in evidence at the Barcelona Olympics of 1992, despite the severe deprivation caused by the collapse of the island's socialist allies. In spite of the obvious success and political importance of sport in Cuba, very little has been written on the subject. Sport in Cuba closes this gap. In the first major study on the Cuban system of sports and physical culture, Paula J. Pettvino and Geralyn Pye analyze how sports was given such a high priority in Cuba, how the country became a world power by the mid-1970s, and the impact of sports on Cuban society. Moving from the early days when the government's approach to sports was loosely defined, through the construction of a complex system of physical culture, to the current years of uncertainty, Sport in Cuba utilizes both archival sources and personal interviews. It will be of interest to Latin Americanists and students of sports.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725653-9780822955122. It was written by the following authors: Paula Pettavino, Geralyn Pye. Book Sport in Cuba: The Diamond in the Rough - Pitt Latin American Series, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Pittsburgh Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Education, Society, Politics, Sports Books. The book was published on 1994-09-15 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download Sport in Cuba: The Diamond in the Rough - Pitt Latin American Series has PDF format and is called sport-in-cuba-the-diamond-in-the-rough-pitt-latin-american-series.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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