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Positive vs Negative

Melissa Biggs

on 28 February 2013

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Political Spheres of Influence Are the values of the Olympic Games undermined by its unintended effects on the international community? Economics Ethics Drug Abuse In Conclusion.. The Olympics can generate a lot of economic benefits! The Olympics is expected to boost the UK economy the equivalent of 21.6 billion US dollars. [1] Cheating The Olympic Peace Truce Sportsmanship is prevalent in the Games “By throwing a bridge over continents, by standing above differences of race, social regime or political system, [the Olympic Movement] can bring hope and togetherness so often and so deeply torn apart,” says IOC President Jacques Rogge, who chairs the Olympic Truce Foundation. [1] Issue of "doping" is entirely too common, even among the "best" athletes
-Mariem Alaoui Sesouli
-Luiza Galiulina
-Tameka Williams

Utilization of steroids
-Hysen Pulaku Setting matches
-Women's Badminton Scandal

Lack of referee interference, potentially due to bias
-Satoshi Shimizu and Magomed Abdulhamidov

"Flopping" in various sports Environmental Chapter 5, Olympic Charter: "No kind of demonstration of political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in the Olympic areas." It's a process, and the IOC is improving and moving towards more sustainable Games. Political: - 1948 London. Invitation to the Games was a representation of political recognition/legitimacy.
1956 Melbourne, a fight broke out between the Russian and Hungarian water polo teams during a semi-final match due to protests over the Soviet Invasion of Hungary. China withdrew after the Olympic Commission recognized Taiwan. Arab nations withdrew to protest expansion by Israel. a tenth as much steel was used as its equivalent in Beijing [1]
97 per cent of waste from construction was diverted from landfill [1] [1]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9447915/London-2012-Olympics-How-green-are-the-most-sustainable-Olympics-ever.html The IOC is aware of some of the issues involved in the Games and have made several attempts to ameliorate them, but since the issues are so well-known, obvious, and publicized the Olympics are associated with its negative impacts, therefore undermining its values. In summation: The Olympic Games, under the guise of an international competition promoting sport and peaceful relations, actually harbors quite a lot of political agenda, where major world events are highlighted or intensified often through a series of nationalist behavior in athletes, demonstration/protest by civilians, sometimes violent, and criticisms of the political systems and agendas of some recognized nations. Do these (not so) under-the-table political conflicts detract from the sportsmanship and unification that the Olympics stand for? Does overbearing nationalism have negative effects on the behavior of the athletes? [1] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/london-olympics-business/9379815/How-the-London-2012-Olympics-will-boost-the-UK-economy-by-16.5bn.html Racial: 1936 Berlin. Hitler's goal for these games was to prove his theory of racial superiority. His mission was crushed by African-American Jesse Owens. The games were allowed to be hosted in Berlin in the first place as an award for Germany regaining its status among the European countries after WWI. 1968, Mexico City. Runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos give the black power salute on the podium during the U.S. national anthem as a protest to U.S. racism. -The the values of the Olympic Games are undermined by its unintended effect.

-Most of the negative economical aspects of the olympic games come from cost: London $19bn
General fees

-Underestimating costs of the olympics
2012 Olympics London estimated $5bn cost, the actual cost was $19bn
2004 Olympics Athens estimated $1.6bn cost, the actual cost was $16bn

Private sector:
British Taxpayers paid $15bn
-Harm to industry?

Document 7: "Our review found insufficient evidence to confirm...socioeconomic benefits for the
host population of previous major multi-sports events. [1]http://www.olympic.org/peace-through-sport/olympic-movement-promotes-peace-worldwide Religious: 1972, Munich. Terrorist attack by Palestinians on Israeli athletes. The Munich games were outlined to be the largest Games yet staged, and were openly representing peace. Even as recently as the 2008 Games in Beijing, China, multiple human rights and political groups were outraged at the "legitimizing of China's repressive regime", which was allowing them to host the Games.
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