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Last updated:27 May 2016

The Olimpiada Popular of 1936 and the worker sport movement in the inter-war years

Event location: WCML

Date: 28th Sep 2016

Event time: 14:00 to 15:00

Talk by Ray Physick.

Organisations linked to the international worker sport movement responded to an invitation from the Comité Organizador de la Olimpiada Popular (COOP) to take part in an alternative Olympics, the Olimpiada Popular, in Barcelona in July 1936.  It is estimated that some 10,000 athletes and 25,000 visitors were in Barcelona to celebrate the Olimpiada. But following the fascist rising in Spain that month the Games had to be abandoned despite attempts by the organisers to go ahead with a truncated programme.  

This free talk is part of our autumn Invisible Histories series. All welcome.

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