Cultural Diffusion In The Olympics

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The Olympic Society The Olympic Games are one of the most watched sporting events in the history of the world. It brings in athletes from all different countries and nations who interact by each other in their own little society by bringing in all of the nations people together, showing people how they interact with people who aren 't even of their culture, by cultural diffusion taking place from people learning about other cultures and also socialization taking place not only with the athletes but also with all of the spectators that come to watch the olympics. This event has become apart of people 's lives every 4 years when the games come around. People from all over the world love to watch the games and even go to the games if they…show more content…
Yet another psychology topic that applies greatly to the olympics. Socialization and cultural diffusion go hand in hand with one other. Cultural Diffusion is is the spread of cultural beliefs and social activities from one group to another. This is one of the main things that is shown when you watch the olympics even with the symbol of the olympics shows cultural diffusion with representing the different places. This also happens with the athletes as well they get to learn some of the traditions of the other athletes and as well with the other people at the olympics like the spectators such as things the athletes do before their event that could be a part of that culture or some of the other activities that occur during the olympics. Cultural diffusion takes place in people 's day to day life but it is much more noticeable in the olympics because you are so close to the other cultures even if you are just watching it feels as if you were close to those cultures. Although some of the country 's politics don 't like each other, but the athlete don 't focus on this they focus on their event and also there sportsmanship towards the other people participating also to all of the fans of the other countries. By the end of the olympics you can see that bonds between all of the people attending have been made, by watching the closing ceremony and seeing each team give hugs or handshakes to each other is another form of cultural diffusion. Even non athletes realize cultural diversity is something to look at “It is not our difference that divides us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
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