Sport in the Cold War
About This Show
A sport history podcast exploring the Cold War-era of superpower politics and intense international competition #ColdWarSport
Hosted by Vince Hunt, Sport in the Cold War features insightful discussions with expert historians.
Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and directed by Professor Robert Edelman (UC San Diego), Professor Christopher Young (University of Cambridge), and Dr. Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center, Cold War International History Project).
Most Recent Episode
Episode 38 - Romania's Perfect 10 Gymnast
At the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, fourteen-year-old Romanian Nadia Comăneci became the first gymnast ever to be awarded a "Perfect 10." Nadia went on to earn five additional perfect 10s during the Montreal Olympics and three gold medals, catapulting her to international stardom and into the midst of Romania's international Cold War tensions.
Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-38-romania-s-perfect-10-gymnast