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Communism and Football

Synopsis
Footballers from Russia, Hungary and East Germany recall how the Beautiful Game was manipulated for political ends during the Cold War. Despite the high stakes, many courageous footballers resisted attempts by ruthless leaders from the Eastern Bloc’s totalitarian regimes to exploit their sporting celebrity for political gain, with their careers often being destroyed as a result. (51 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2006
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on 11/4/2006 on BBC4
Subjects
History; Politics & government; Sports science
Keywords
Cold War; Eastern Europe; football; political issues; political history

Online availability

URI
http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Factual/s-17425-Communism-and-Football
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Sean Hughes
Producer
Sean Hughes

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

SeeSaw

Web
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Notes
closed 2011

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