Dbq on Olympic

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The technology right now allows people from different countries to communicate with each other, by airplane, cellphone, email. However in 1892, such technology did not exist, but people unite in different way – Olympic. It is an athletic game originally held in Greece city states every four years in honor of Zeus, their god. Shaped by many factors; ever since the first modern Olympic start in Athens in 1896 this competition became international celebrated. Such as the countries ‘pride of associate with Olympic, the impact of conflict political view affects the team, the economic opportunities created by the events, and influence of society views on gender role of female. Document 6 and 10 forms a group, because both relate to the pride of countries for being part of Olympic. Document 6 was written by formal Soviet, state the effort of the country make Moscow chosen to stage 1980 Olympic game. It emphasizes the honor of hosting this competition and sees it as acknowledgement to the country ‘greatness. Document 10 was written to express the lack of pride of Pakistan’s Olympic team. It relates their performance to previous team which form at partition era, and state how the current team tarnished the country’s name by their poor achievement at competition. Another group is form by document 3 and 4, these include the effect of political views of countries affect the athletes. In document 3, Nazis would do everything in their power to won Olympic. Not to prove they are better in sport than others, but because they want to demonstrate the whole Nazism was superior that democracy. In document 4 it describe the pressure face by American team in 1952. The presence of Soviet team, the advocate for communism, stresses them. They need to prove democracy was better than communism by defeat the soviet athletes in Olympic. Documents 5 and 7 combined together for the reason that both deal with the financial prospects created by Olympic game. In document 5 the author thanks 1964...
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