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Bikila, vainqueur du marathon olympique de Rome (1960). Mémoires italiennes et d’ailleurs

Abstract : The victory of Ethiopian Abebe Bikila in the marathon of the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 has gone down in history because of the sporting performance and the political symbolism that has been attached to it. This is the first gold medal obtained by an independent African State athlete and it was soon brought closer to the contemporary movement of emancipation and affirmation in the face of the colonial yoke. The international and geopolitical reading of Bikila's victory mixes a national reading at the scale of Italy, which brings into play the memory of a time when the fascist regime shared with the Italians its dreams of empire.
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Stéphane Mourlane. Bikila, vainqueur du marathon olympique de Rome (1960). Mémoires italiennes et d’ailleurs. Nick Pas; Yvan Gastaut; Pascal Deleye. Who’s who ? Les champions sportifs à l’épreuve des colonisations et des migrations, Les Perséides, pp.137-152, 2019, 978-2-37125-026-0. ⟨hal-02542531⟩

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