International Factors

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  • Created on: 10-06-14 19:35
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  • Past Olympic Games
    • 1936
      • Hitlers ideology was that he believed in the supremes  of the Aryan race
        • Jesse  Owens
          • he destroyed Hitlers ideology because he was a black American and he always won his event
            • When Jesse Owens went the collect his award Hitler refused to shake his hand.
              • This controversy was seen as political
    • 1968
      • In 1968 America was facing racial discrimination.
      • The  1968 Olympics were held in Mexico
      • Tommie Smithie and John Carlos caused controversy in the olympics
        • The two athletes rebelled for black people rites by doing the black power salute
          • They ended up being banned from the games
            • this was a political controversy
    • 1972
      • The 1972 olympics were held in Munich
      • Palestrians broke into the Olympic village
        • 9 players of the Israel team were taken hostage
          • they took the athletes hostage because they wanted the people in their country to be released
            • During the rescue attempt one police officer died
              • this was also political
    • 1976
      • the Olympics in 1976 were held in Montreal
        • 22 african countries boycotted because of the apartheid
      • this country was in debt by 1.5 billion dollars
        • it took 30 years to pay off the debt
    • 1980
      • the 1980 Olympics were held in Moscow
        • over 50 countries boycotted in protest to the games
          • this was another political controversy
      • The russians invaded Afganistan
    • 1984
      • the 1984 Olympics were held in Los Angeles
        • The Soviet Union boycotted the games
          • there reason for the boycott was their concerns of security and also their revenge and payback
            • These Olympics were the first commercialised games
              • they made over 225 million dollars worth of profit
  • The 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin
    • 1936
      • Hitlers ideology was that he believed in the supremes  of the Aryan race
        • Jesse  Owens
          • he destroyed Hitlers ideology because he was a black American and he always won his event
            • When Jesse Owens went the collect his award Hitler refused to shake his hand.
              • This controversy was seen as political
  • 1968
    • In 1968 America was facing racial discrimination.
    • The  1968 Olympics were held in Mexico
    • Tommie Smithie and John Carlos caused controversy in the olympics
      • The two athletes rebelled for black people rites by doing the black power salute
        • They ended up being banned from the games
          • this was a political controversy
  • Palestrians broke into the Olympic village
    • 9 players of the Israel team were taken hostage
      • they took the athletes hostage because they wanted the people in their country to be released
        • During the rescue attempt one police officer died
          • this was also political

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