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Olympic Problems Olympic Ideals The aim of the Olympics is to promote: Personal excellence Sport as education Cultural exchange Mass participation Fair play International understanding BUT!!! 1936 Berlin Hitler used the games to show off Nazi power.

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olympic ideals
Olympic Ideals
  • The aim of the Olympics is to promote:
    • Personal excellence
    • Sport as education
    • Cultural exchange
    • Mass participation
    • Fair play
    • International understanding
1936 berlin
1936 Berlin
  • Hitler used the games to show off Nazi power.
  • Hans Woellke won gold in shot putt and was paraded.
  • American Jesse Owens won four gold medals, Hitler was disgusted and left.
1956 melbourne
1956 Melbourne
  • Weeks before Britain and France invaded Egypt.
  • Egypt, Iran and Lebanon withdrew.
  • China also withdrew because Taiwan had entered a team.
  • Spain, Holland and Switzerland withdrew because the Soviet Union had invaded Hungary.
1968 mexico city
1968 Mexico City
  • Before the games all the homeless were cleared so that visitors would not see them.
  • While the world watched on the Olympics on TV, over 300 rioting students were shot dead by soldiers.
1972 munich
1972 Munich
  • Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic village and took 9 Israeli’s hostage.
  • After a failed rescue attempt the hostages were shot.
  • Officials and athletes wanted to abandon the games, but they continued.
1976 montreal
1976 Montreal
  • Canadian government made big plans but the money ran out.
  • The opening ceremony happened in an un-finished stadium.
  • Montreal is still paying off the debt.
1980 moscow
1980 Moscow
  • The Soviet Union Invaded Afghanistan in December 1979.
  • In protest, West Germany, Kenya, Japan, Canada and America boycotted the games.
1984 los angeles
1984 Los Angeles
  • First to be completely funded by sponsorship and sale of broadcast rights.
  • It made $215m profit.
  • Russia boycotted games to pay back US for Moscow in 1980.
1988 seoul
1988 Seoul
  • North Korea wanted to stage some events but IOC refused.
  • In response they and four of its allies boycotted the games.
1992 barcelona
1992 Barcelona
  • No-one boycotted the games.
  • Made a small profit.
  • South Africa sent a team for the first time in 60 years.
  • East and West Germany combined to form a single team for the first time since 1964.