The Olympic Games: Geopolitical Issues

Journal / Conference: Geografické rozhledy (Praha, ISSN 1210-3004)
Authors: Jiří Anděl, Jan D. Bláha
Year: 2014
Number: 3
Category of Publication: Article in Journal
Pages, web: s. 28-30
Keywords: Summer Olympic Games, geopolitics, global differences, assessment of world countries
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Abstract: Generally, the Olympic Games are viewed as a symbol, encouraging world peace and promoting global cooperation among nations. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games tradition actively encouraged such views. It seems, however, that the Games geopolitical role is just as significant and in many cases even supersedes lofty aspirations of world peace.
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