Research Article Abstract: "Films and sports played central roles in Cold War popular culture. Each helped set ideological agendas domestically and internationally while serving as powerful substitutes for direct superpower conflict. This article brings film and sport together by offering the first comparative analysis of how U.S. and Soviet cinema used sport as an instrument of propaganda during the Cold War."
How sport was used for political and ideological purposes, e.g. by demonstrating a country's superiority. Includes examples of USSR and East German sports funding and infrastructure, as well as examples of sporting conflicts fueled by Cold War tensions.