The Olympics and politics, 1896-1936

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dc.contributor.author Bozdogan, Ozan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:43Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2002 .B69 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/178193
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the political influence on Olympics between the 1896 Athens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Articles from various sources such as relevant books, magazines, newspapers and Internet articles were used to understand the ideals that the Olympics are based on and whether they were corrupted by politics. Ball State University and IUPUI Library databases along with the Internet were used to collect the data. Baron Pierre De Coubertin, a French aristocrat, introduced the Olympics to the modern world. He believed that a worldwide competition of amateur athletes could develop international understanding. The Olympics started with enthusiasm to promote amateur participation, peace, and cultural integration with only amateur participants who were not involved for materialistic reasons. The games gained prestige over the years and produced global attention as a worldwide organization. The games were corrupted by politics shortly after their attraction was realized. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent iii, 30 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Olympics -- History -- 19th century -- Political aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Olympics -- History -- 20th century -- Political aspects. en_US
dc.title The Olympics and politics, 1896-1936 en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1238076 en_US


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