Role Of Sports In International Relations

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The sport has been a tool that is intertwined with world politics, along with a nation’s pride and prestige. In many sports has influenced many minorities to take part in many sporting events, such as Olympics, Fifa, and much more. Throughout history, sports is the more widespread phenomenon, that influences ideas such as democracy, freedom and much more. Also, sports play a huge role in influencing a nation’s culture. To a larger extent sports be used to improve international relations by influences countries to have an international identity for themselves, at times, sports can be considered as the rebirth of a nation and helps to promote mutual understanding between nations.
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Sports also has international effect by increasing a mutual understanding between the countries. Even though Sport has political value in any country, but it is practiced widely. Over the years, countries have also focused areas, which political area which requires low attention. Although Sport has no political value, but it is used as diplomacy between two nations like accepting each other nation sports, thus this increase the relationship. For example Cold was also known as "Ping pong diplomacy”. Also sports promotes peace in international relations, by exchanging sport, thus this overcome prejudice between people, also serve as identity for a country and it’s people. But However, Sport can be used as expressing exasperation towards a country, due their political affairs, and this often happens by boycotting the game, or winning more gold medal, in the game. At time this exasperation, can turn into warfare later on, because this initiates problems in their international relation, thus this can generate hatred towards the athletes. In 1969, the football match between Honduras and El Salvador, was considered as “Soccer war”, due to the tension between immigration and land reform. The result were undecided, but “Salvadorans were dragged out of their homes, beaten, driven off jobs, brutalized” In conclusion sport does help improve international relationships, by influences countries to have an international identity for themselves, at times, sports can be considered as the rebirth of a nation and helps to promote mutual understanding between nations. But however, to small extent it can trigger a war, between the countries such as the Soccer War between Honduras and El Salvador. But, on the other hand it helps establish better understanding between

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