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Olympic memory for Brazilian Olympic athletes

Birmingham, 2012

Katia Rubio

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of Olympic memory for Brazilian Olympic athletes

Main topics team sports medals Life Histories
- Personal memory preservation collaborates for the Olympic Movement
- Narrative about construction that shares both an individual/subjective memory, and a collective memory of Brazilian Olympic Athletes. Methodology Premise
- The athlete is the greatest legacy of the Olympic Games
- Athlete’s personal history is a way to understand the Olympic sport dynamics in their social group (regional, national and international) Methodology - 1st participation – 1920
- 1st medal - 1920
- 1st woman participation – 1932
- 1st female medal - 1996
- 1st individual female medal – 2008
- 108 medals
- 421 medalists
129 women
292 men Brazilian Olympic Athletes - Athletes - Heroes: use gymnasiums, fields, pools and lanes to assert their heroic condition

- In some cases - the competition is a metaphor for the battle.
- Source identification for new generations

- Act in various social roles

- Source identification for new generations
1.818 – Olympic athletes
847 – interviewed
971 – “wanted” Research outlines A tradition invented by immigrants
Football - the British arrived in the early nineteenth century
Olympic sports - mainly Germans and Italians who arrived in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century WHAT DOES IT MEAN THE OLYMPIC SPORT TO BRAZIL Profª Drª Katia Rubio
University of São Paulo - Brazil OLYMPIC MEMORY FOR BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC ATHLETES Methodology
The transition from amateurism to professionalism
Sportive initiation
Career transition
Gender and sexual harassment
The competition and defeat
The institutions’ influence at athletes’ career
The military and the sport katrubio@usp.br

www.blog.cev.org.br/katiarubio Obrigada
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