Olympic games, politic weapon, Pierre de Coubertin, boycott, boycott the Olympic games, Atlanta, Moscou, Beijing, Sotchi
Are the Olympic games a politic weapon? The Olympic games have walked across the time, so we will see the most important incidents during the Olympic games.
[...] A famous political statement in the history of the modern Olympic Games. 1968,1972,1976: AFRICAN'S BOYCOTTS Some of African's countries don't come to the game to protest against the Apartheid in South Africa. 1972: MUNICH During the 1972 games in Munich, a Palestinian commando takes Israelis hostages. The Palestinians request the liberation of 234 jailed Muslims fighters. Two Israelis athletes are killed in the Olympic Village and the German police killed nine other hostages and five terrorists. 18 deaths. [...]
[...] So after the invasion of Afghanistan by the URSS, United States and 64 other delegations decide to boycott the Soviets games in 1980. The Olympic Games are a strong political weapon. 1994: ATLANTA'S BOMB In 1996, during the Atlanta Olympic games, a bomb explodesnin a public place. More than 100 people are hurt and 2 deaths. It comes from an American religious terrorist, against the American government. 2008: BEIJING Before the Chinese Olympic games, there were some protest demonstrations, all over the world. [...]
[...] Since 1896, the Olympic games are played all the 4th years. The Olympic games are now considerate, in many sports, as the most prestigious competition. There are : Summer Olympic games (since 1896) Winter Olympic games (since 1924) The Paralympics games Pierre de Coubertin created this competition with some valours : Sport Competition spirit Peace Rally Are the Olympic games a politic weapon? The Olympic games have walked across the time, so we will see the most important incidents during the Olympic games. [...]
Online readingwith our online reader
Content validatedby our reading committee