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I was watching Rocky III last night and realised suddenly that all that Cold War stuff is sadly missing from sporting events these times.
I don’t know if you have ever seen movies like ‘Steve Prefontaine’ and such, where the American used sport as a means to ‘take on’ the different political types around the globe.
Same even back in Nazi Germany. I mean, in a way all the athletes drug taking etc, Sinead De Brun, was created out of the cold war 1970/80’s ideas of super human commies and Americans like Sylvester Stallone and that blonde Russian guy that the women always go wild after.
(Yeah the terrible actor too)
But the current thing now, where USA have no big contenders – doesn’t make for the best Olympic games.