Cold War Games

How do politics play out on the sporting field? Exploring the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Harry Blutstein (Cold War Games) reveals how East – West tensions and propaganda manifested in sport during the Cold War – and how governments used Olympic enthusiasm to their advantage.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. This session is able to be booked on a Festival Pass.

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Harry Blutstein

Harry Blutstein is an adjunct professor at RMIT. Since 1972, he has been a freelance journalist and has written feature articles and op-eds in...

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25 August – 3 September