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Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. The idea of a rival Red Sport International RSI was the inspiration of Nikolai Podvoisky , who at the 2nd World Congress of the Comintern in the summer of discussed with a number of delegates from around the world the idea of establishing an organization to coordinate the physical training of youth.
Podvoisky gathered interested delegates who were already in Moscow for the Comintern Congress and the group constituted itself a founding conference for an international sports organization.
The establishment of an international sports organization in Soviet Russia in was not without its utopian elements, since no official Soviet sport organizations existed in famine stricken post-civil war Soviet Russia at that time.
The Comintern moved closer to the fledgling Sportintern in November when, in conjunction with the 4th World Congress , the governing Executive Committee of the Communist International decided to name a representative to the "independent" proletarian sport organization.
Nikolai Podvoisky was himself a voice for such an insertion of such ideological hegemony, declaring in a lengthy speech to the 5th Enlarged Plenum of the Comintern , held in the spring of , that Sportintern should henceforth adopt as its motto:.
It was in this period, to , that the Red Sport International effectively became an auxiliary of the Communist International.
The last International Congress of the Red Sport International came in and was marked by no serious discussion of contemporary sporting issues.
Membership of the various national sections of the Red Sport International was by no means monolithic. No details exist for the exact Communist Party membership of any national section of the RSI, although in the considered opinion of a leading historian on the topic, "it is safe to assume that this group represented a minority of the whole membership of each section.
The fact that members of other parties or no parties participated in the national sections of the Red Sport International is testimony to the limited impact that RSI programmatic rhetoric had upon grassroots participants.
The IOC games also were based upon rigid entrance standards, while the international festivals of the worker athletic movement instead attempted to build mass participation through pageantry, artistic and cultural activities, and unifying political presentations.
Four such events called Spartakiads in honor of the heroic slave leader, Spartacus were sponsored by the RSI. Two of these were held in , and one each in and From the middle s the political line of the world communist movement changed.
The time and place proved inauspicious, however, coinciding with outbreak of hostilities in the Spanish Civil War. With the Soviet Union becoming immersed in the first months of in a massive and xenophobic secret police campaign against perceived underground espionage networks remembered as the Great Terror , the Red Sport International was summarily dissolved by the Comintern in April of that year.
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