The Slavic Connexion

Sports (History) Illustrated: Cold War Edition with Johanna Mellis

November 14th, 2021  •  53 mins 15 secs  •  Download (48.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Dr. Johanna Mellis, a former D1 swimmer and current history professor at Ursinus College, joins Lera for a lively conversation on the history of sports in Hungary during the Cold War. They also touch on the Olympics (past and present), sport diplomacy, and the development of competitive sports on an international plane. We hope you enjoy!