history of the Olmypics

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  • history of the Olmypics
    • Berlin 1936
      • under nazi ideology no blacks or jews were to take part
      • hitler relented jesse owens won four gold medals
    • Mexico 1968
      • Tommie Smith and John Carlos first and third
      • at national anthem lowered heads raised hands with black glove on for treatment of blacks in usa
      • expelled from olympics
    • Munich 1972
      • after horrible things hitler did wanted to make world better
      • called the "happy games"
      • 8 terroists from palestinian terrosit group isreal athletes kept hostage
        • eventually killed them
      • palestinians feel israels took land
    • Los Angeles 1984
      • boycott (including Soveit Union)
      • money was causing problems and debt
      • first commercialized olympics
    • Montreal 1976
      • spoilt by drug allegations and drugs
      • before Olympics, NZ rugby team toured SA and played against them
      • Africa threatened to boycott the games
    • Moscow 1980
      • known for alrgest boycott
      • only 80 out of 147 nations
      • protest of the soviet invasion of afghan the year before
      • usa and 61 others decided to boycott
      • 5000 athletes compete representing 81 countries
    • International factors
      • disadvantages
        • waste of facilities
        • possiblity of terroist attacks
        • pressure on local area
        • short term employment
        • huge costs
        • lack of organisation can make a country look bad
      • advantages
        • unite behind home team
        • profits for local buisnesses
        • world class facilities
        • motivation to younger generation
        • medals rally - home field advantage
        • growth in tourist numbers

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