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
"The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself” (Bell). Beginning in 1896, the games have successfully continued to this day with each nation’s top athletes competing at the highest level. A controversy on the continuation of the Olympics has arisen recently with proponents arguing that the games are economically beneficial to the host nation, they promote nationalism and a sense of union, and increase a host country’s global trade and stature; whereas opponents contend that they cause financial ramifications, constrain host cities to create costly infrastructure and residences that fall into disuse, and displace and trouble residents of the host nation and city. The Olympics lead
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
set up strategy aiming at leaving “a lasting tourist legacy”, as a result of the appeal for the host nation. Hence, due to the commercial success of such events, host nation organizers have adapted the Olympic ceremonies to the economic prospects, adjusting “the timing and structure of events to maximize global viewership. In this way, the economics of a globalized mass media continue to Olympic stagings of the Nation.” 220.127.116.11. Reassertion of Power and Prominence Olympic opening ceremonies play a significant role in the assertion of power and prominence of the host country, and can therefore serve as healing internal wounds related to a lost glorious past. Such celebrations of the nation can induce a deep feeling of nostalgia and be considered a “symbolic reaffirmation of national greatness” and “a requiem for the country as a great power.”
The counter-argument was that allowing South Africa in the Olympics would legitimize the apartheid and normalize the discrimination and injustice that the non-whites were suffering at the hand of the South African government. One by one country were pulling out to protest the IOC’s decision and taking a stand against the South African regime. Most of the African countries and star African and black Olympians of the United States had withdrawn from the Olympics, however, the largest impact was created when the USSR, a prominent participate, also threatened to pull out. This created a shockwave as the 1968 Olympics were now in jeopardy. With such an important player out of the games the Olympics would not be as entraining thus they would lose a lot of money.
However, Special Olympics goes way beyond just the sports. At the games they provide volunteer health professionals to conduct free health screenings, such as screens for the athletes eyes, ears, teeth, nutrition, and general health. Special Olympics changes the lives of the individuals who participate in the games and their
To help make the possibility of their dreams increase, the Olympics should have more sports. Baseball would help those kids, not only to make their dreams come true, but also healthier. International Softball President Dan Porter, who is referring to baseball's 65 million participants worldwide said, “We are probably the largest sport that's not on the current Olympic program in terms of numbers. Another quote by Dan Porter suggests that many younger boys and girls want to get their Olympic dreams back, but without baseball, that won't happen. According to Tomiaki Fukuda, if we have more Olympic sports that are outside, it will drive kids and adults to go outside.
"Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, discus, and equestrian competitions" are some of the many Olympic sports played many centuries ago. While these sports were made for entertainment purposes, they were also helpful for ancient civilizations.The Games had a religious and political significance and helped Greek historians and writers to keep track of time. These games were very important to history and to this very day The Olympics were held in honor of the Greek gods. They revolved around their myths and beliefs. According to the article "Preparation and Training for the Original Olympic Games" by Hailey White, " the original Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus, the Greek God of Thunder" and on " the first day out of the five was set for the opening ceremony and sacrifices to the gods" The competitors were required to take an oath in front of the statue of Zeus promising that they had trained for ten months prior.
People are saying we should not keep the Olympics for the reason that the Olympics do not have all the sports. Yes they do not have all sports, but the Olympics keep growing so they could add the sports they don’t have. The Olympics provide an opportunity for the world to see the best young athletes perform. These athletes work for years to train with training and diet to compete at the highest level. To start, I will be talking about how the Olympics keep growing.
A: SPORT AS A UNIFER I strongly believe that sporting events unify a nation. It has been proven that sports play a powerful role in unifying people of different cultural backgrounds. During the apartheid regime sports were clearly divided with soccer being considered a more "black" sport while rugby and cricket were considered a "white" sports. These barriers are slowly being removed and people of all different races are now seen to embrace all sporting events. South Africans together as a rainbow nation are seen to celebrate and rejoice together when the South African team be it Bafana Bafana, cricket or rugby is seen to reach a sporting victory 2.1) image 1 - Rugby World Cup 1995.