This first part of the essay will discuss the political impacts of the Olympics on the Events Industry.
Over time, the Olympic Games have become “irreparably intertwined with politics” and have generated a good political image on the hosting country as they served as a tool of global publicity. Unfortunately, this hasn’t always been a positive thing as it often led to bribery and corruption. For example, in 1936 the Nazi Party used the Games to promote German superiority. This is why the International Olympics Committee (IOC) former president Avery Brundage toughly attempted to “separate sports from politics”, but regrettably, “it seems that countries will aim to use their teams as a tool, rather than an example of what they can achieve.” (Imperial College Olympics Report, 2011)
Protests, terrorism and boycotts are three other concerns when it comes to the Olympics.
Often, as a result of the media focus on the region hosting the Olympics, small groups of civilians take advantage of this situation to draw attention... [continues]
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