Gymnastic Movement of the east (II)

Juan Carlos Fernández Truan

*Corresponding author: Juan Carlos Fernández Truán

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Fernández Truán, J. C. (2008). Gymnastic Movement of the east (II). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 93, 12-18.



This article is the second part of a work that tries to give answer to a habitual question in the majority of the scholars on the history of Physical Education and the Sport in Europe.  The existing texts analyze happiness evolution in the West of Europe; but, what happened in those moments in the Europe of the east?, how is that suddenly the sports power arises in you said countries, that all we know during the “cold war”?  In the first part I analyzed the evolution since its origins to the starts of the 20th century, for which in this article I will try to learn the evolution of the physical education and the sport since the creation of the Soviet Union, as the most important model than itself exported to remainder of the countries of Oriental Europe and that will call “Gymnastic Movement of the East”. 

ISSN: 1577-4015

Date read: July 01, 2008