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political analysis of the modern Olympic Games.

Maria Patlaka

political analysis of the modern Olympic Games.

by Maria Patlaka

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Published by typescript in [Coventry] .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.A.) - University of Warwick, 1989.

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Open LibraryOL13934937M

The notion that the Olympics should be a respite from politics and international conflict is one rooted in history. In ancient Greece, an Olympic truce was called during the games to allow.   Since the first modern day Olympics in , politics have been a part of the international competition. National rivalries, social causes, and individual protests have taken place at a great number of Olympic Games. This year’s .

Coubertin’s success. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Olympic Games, he decided to create the modern Olympic Games. With this purpose, he founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in in Paris. The new committee set itself the objective of organising the first Olympic Games of modern times.   The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to B.C., when a cook named Coroebus won the only event–a meter footrace called the stade (the origin of the modern “stadium.

The first Olympic Games of which there is record were held in B.C., and consisted of one event, a great foot race of about yards held on a plain by the River Alpheus (now the Ruphia) just outside the little town of Olympia in was from that date the Greeks began to keep their calendar by “Olympiads,” the four-year spans between the celebrations of the famous . |a "The Olympics have not always been the commercialized juggernaut we know today, but as Jules Boykoff makes clear in this sto-ry-filled and devastating history, the Games have since their inception had a thoroughly checkered political history. Pierre de Coubertin, the aristocrat who gave birth to the modern olympics, was against allowing.


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