Olmpics; Sporting or Political tool?

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  • Host country alwas has a 'feel good' factor.
  • Keeps the nation happy and content.
  • Role models promote the country's status. E.g. Sydney 2000
  • The host country shows the rest of the world that it wants to be seen.
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  • Government uses sport to promote their country.
  • Success shows success of their political system - a one party communist state.
  • Sport is seen as a vehicle for achieving political stability.
  • Increase political prestige and morale of workforce.
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Nation Building

  • Increasing the prestige/image of the country/increases national pride.
  • Puts it on the 'world stage'.
  • The world gets a positive view of that country.
  • Leads to increased tourism and revenue.
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