Baron pieere de Coubertin- Weathly young frenchman when he had a vision of using sport to educate young people and bring them together as a way of increasing international understanding.
Backround- adopted the thics and values of the nineteenth centuary english public schools which were summed up in the latin saying, mens sana in corpore sano- a sounds mind in healthy body, modern games was strictly for ameturs who took part for the love of their sport and to test themselves against well respected opponents.
Amateurism- Taking part was more important than winning, becasue society expected gentlemen to be all good all rounders rather than expert specilists. The modern olympics were exclusively for the middle and upper classes.
Fair play- practising or training was considered almost as bad as cheating aas it meant you valued winning more than simply taking part. Professionals were thought to have an unfair advantage over those who participated as a hobby.
The oath-taken by one althlete and one judge from the hoast nation at the opening ceremonies of each games.
The international olympic committee (IOC)- international, non-govermental, non-profit organisation and recives no public money. It is funded by profits from marketing and tv broardcasting rights. Min responsibility of the IOC is to supervise the organisation of the summer and winter games. Tries to ensure that commercialisation of the games is well managed and controlled and that events are not exploited to the detriment of the olympic games.
The british olympic association (BOA)- It is the pivot around which team GB revolves before and during the olympic games. The BOA is not funded or controlled by goverment, has no political interests and is completely dependant on commerial sponsorship and fundraising income.
London 2012- benefits to sport
more money must be invested in sport at every level in order for britain to be successfully host the games and to compete at them realistically.
potential benefits to sport-
- a legacy of world class facilities for London
- a higher profile for sport in the uk
- improved facilities in regional traing camps
- improved NHS provision
potential benefits to Britain as whole-
- business profits
- feel good factor
- income from increased tourism
potential benedits to local area-
- reduced crime
- urban renewal
- increased social integration and co-operation
- increased sense of well being and belonging