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When the talking stops
Carole Gomez

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 transatlantic relations’, Journal of the Gilded Age and

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