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Let the games begin politics of olympic games in Mexico and South Korea

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  • Zimelis, Andris
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Title Let the games begin politics of olympic games in Mexico and South Korea
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Author(English)

Zimelis, Andris

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[New Delhi]:Indian Council of World Affairs

Date 2011
Series Title; No India Quarterly / vol. 67(no. 3), 2011
Pages 16
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Others
Government and Law < Political Development
Holding SAGE Publications

Abstract

This article discusses the political role of the Olympic Games and its implications on the hosting country’s political and social life by analysing two cases—South Korea (1988) and Mexico (1968). Contrary to the belief that the games were created as an event that transcends politics, this study concludes that Olympic Games have been and are used as a political tool for various purposes and specific political circumstances eventually influenced the selection of Mexico’s and South Korea’s priorities for national development. Moreover, the findings of this article demonstrate that the Olympic Games served as a catalyst accelerating democratic changes in South Korea, and this finding can be applied to heuristic analysis of the future Olympic Games.