Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-299) and index.
The formative years. The Olympic family ; Coubertin's creation ; Starting anew ; The Berlin games -- The Brundage era. Another war ; Entry of the Soviets ; The Cold War arena ; The idealist at the helm ; The issue of political discrimination ; Brundage's troubled last term -- "Opening" the games. Seeking the Lee ; Boycott! ; ...and again! ; Reconstructing the Olympic edifice ; The last Cold War games ; The collapse of the Soviet Union ; The capitalist centennial games ; From Atlanta to Nagano ; Entering the 21st century.