Ap World History Olympics Dbq Analysis

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Aqeela Idrees AP world History Olympics DBQ 3/3/18

Athletic competitions known as the Olympic games were revived in 1896, after the initial games, held in Greece every four years from 776 b.c.e to 393 c.e, in the effort to bring the world together in a healthy competition. Following several years of planning, key factors that shaped the modern Olympic games were the rise of feminism, nationalist rivalry, and capitalism. Establishment of the modern Olympic games corresponded with the rise of feminism around the world. By 1900 powerful feminist movements had arisen, which Sought legal and economic gains for women. Among them equal access to professions and higher education, as well as the right to vote. In 1949
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Indeed the Olympics proved to be “the true free trade of the future” as Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement described (doc1). Nations who hosted or participated in the games gained substantial amounts revenues and sponsors. this was the result of the spread of western and American culture due to wide access to new technology such as the televisions. Ryotaro Azuma, mayor of Tokyo, describes the effects of the Tokyo games on Japanese economics. As a result, the games allowed Japan to rise as a world trade of power and recover from the defeated-enemy syndrome in the eyes of most of the world. similarly, document 7 describes that countries that sponsored the Seoul Olympics of 1988 such as united states and Japan have made tremendous profits, on the other hand, Korean corporations have “failed to avail itself of an opportunity to display its industrial and economic power to a worldwide television” by not sponsoring the Olympics. According to the international Olympic committee statistics, there was also an increase in the economic participation of different nations to pay to the international Olympic committee for international tv and radio broadcast rights. This demonstrated the willingness of countries to contribute to the Olympic games because it benefited them(doc…show more content…
Also, a document from the average citizen points of view would be helpful to determine the economic effects of the modern Olympic games.
The modern Olympic movement of 1892 to 2002 was shaped by numerous factors. Overall key factors that contributed to the current Olympic games were the rising influence of women, the nationalist rivalry between countries and the economic
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