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2015 Issue №11

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Development of the Olympic movement in the early 20th century in Germany



This study focuses on the development of physical education and sport in Germany in 1919-1939. The author analyses the contents of physical educa-tion and sport typical of Germany of the early 20th century and identifies spe-cific features of German athletes’ training. It is stressed that attitudes to sport underwent a dramatic change in the 1920s entailing the emergence of a public policy in the field of physical education and sport. This is accounted for by athletic achievements becoming an integral part of national prestige.


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