Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Some brief notes abou the closing of the 1951 Pan-American Games.

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A fairly balanced account of the opening games of the inaugural Pan-American Games. The president and first lady are mentioned, but so too are other notable figures in sports and politics.

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The article shows some of the pomp and circumstance with the opening of the 1951 Pan American Games. An interesting side note: FA matches receive much higher billing, and more text, than the Pan American Games.

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The closing ceremonies were a bit more formal and solemn, with Juan and Eva Perón honoring the participating nations and athletes at the River Plate stadium.

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President Perón inaugurates the cycling track in Palermo named after him, and built for the Pan American Games, with over 10,000 spectators in attendance. In his speech, Perón emphasizes that the new venue would be open to all Argentines regardless…

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Coverage of the opening ceremonies highlights the presence of the President and First Lady and celebrates the brotherhood of American states.

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The opening lines of this article — "The nation, on its path toward athletic maturity, will, beginning today, attend to the opening ceremony of the first Pan-American Games that will take place at the President Perón Stadium in Avellaneda ..." —…

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Badge for players who participate in the Eva Perón youth tournaments

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English football officials lay flowers (dedicated by English sports writers). Eva's memorial at the CGT (Consejo General de Trabajo)

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Shows how teams shifted to more defensive styles, centered on preventing goals by all means, during the late 1950s
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