Madrid-72: Diplomatic relacionships and olympic games during Francoism

Juan Antonio Simón

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to understand the role of the Ministry of Spanish Foreign Affairs in the Madrid bid for hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics. The documentation of the Archive of the Ministry of Spanish Foreign Affairs (AMAE) has allowed me to analyze how this institution used the Spanish ambassadors and diplomats to achieve influence the members of the International Olympic Committee. At the same time, the paper shows the confrontation within the members of the Spanish Government to support the Olympic bid of Madrid.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-240
JournalMovimento
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Francoism
  • International relations
  • Olympic games
  • Spain
  • Sport

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