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What does the term "Dynamo" mean when it is put in front of a sports team name, eg Dynamo Moscow, Dynamo Kiev, Dynamo Zagreb (all football teams)?

Question #66617. Asked by bojjie.
Last updated Apr 04 2015.

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A fairly concise, straightforward answer can be found in the Encyclopædia Britannica online (link provided below), within the article on "Dynamo Kiev":

"In 1923 a system of sports and physical education clubs and societies was instituted in the Soviet Union. These were called Dynamo (or Dinamo), from the Greek word meaning 'power' or 'power in movement.'"

The Britannica article is here:

Apr 04 2015, 2:14 AM
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