Bears were bullish’ Sports Illustrated, 28 July 1980. The British
Olympic Association had come under considerable pressure from the Thatcher
government to stand with the United States and avoid British participation; see Kevin
Jefferys, Sport and Politics in Modern Britain: The Road to 2012 (Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2012), 149–71.
See J. Simon Rofe and Alan Tomlinson, ‘“Strenuous competition on the field of play,
diplomacy off it” – the 1908 London Olympics, Theodore Roosevelt, Arthur Balfour,
and transatlanticrelations’, Journal of the Gilded Age and