Olympics and International Events. History of the Olympic Games Political uses of the Olympics Political Nature of Olympic Bidding Commercialisation and the Olympics Women and the Olympics Deviance In Sport Paralympics . The Ancient Games The Stadium and the Games Involved
History of the Olympic Games
Political uses of the Olympics
Political Nature of Olympic Bidding
Commercialisation and the Olympics
Women and the Olympics
Deviance In Sport
On Easter Sunday 1896, 311 athletes from 13 nations entered the first modern Olympic games the nations were:-Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungry, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
Some of the events that had survived form the ancient games were:-Javelin, Discus, Running Races and Wrestling. The other games that were added were acceptable nineteenth century middle-class elite sports. All of the sports played were:-Athletics, Fencing, Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Weightlifting, Cycling, Gymnastics, Shooting, Wrestling.
This is the system of exclusion of blacks and coloureds from mainstream life in South Africa –Including in sport
The bidding process has attracted growing attention and criticism in recent years:
The power of the sporting female:
Reasons for different sporting Philosophies
For Example: East German female swimmers, athletes and gymnasts were forced to become pregnant and then told to have abortions which additional vitamin supplies produced by the body in such circumstances which results in greatest competitive circumstances.
Deviant behaviour in sport falls into one or more of the following categories:-
Ben Johnson 100m Olympic champion is a example of co-operative/individual deviance, decided to gain advantage from the use of steroids and banned from athletics for life. Also David Jenkins (British 400m record holder) supplied banned substances to those athletes who bought them.
This is the World Anti-Doping Agency. It was established in 1999 as a independent agency and is known worldwide. It was funded by the sport movement and governments of the world. Their aim is to have the world as a doping-free culture in sport. They are trying to do this by doing scientific research, educating, developing anti- doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code. They use the phrase ‘Play True’ as there slogan.
He make three things clear:-
The flag of the Paralympics movement has three teardrops, but Paralympics events do now take place in the main stadium.
Since 1988, the relationship between the IOC and the IPC has improved considerably. As a result of an agreement in October 2000: