Reading List: Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games begin tomorrow! While the athletes head to Rio, we’re reading up on Olympic history.   American Hoops: U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball from Berlin to Beijing by Carson Cunningham A fascinating history of Olympic basketball on the world stage and behind the scenes. Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball (November 2016) by Scott Morrow Johnson The story of Forrest “Phog” Allen, the coach who helped create the NCAA tournament and brought basketball to the Olympics. The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, and American Imperialism edited by Susan Brownell This interdisciplinary collection of essays assesses the ideas about race, imperialism, … Continue reading Reading List: Olympics