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Olympic Games and World Peace
This paper looks at the contribution of the Olympic Games towards cultural understanding and world peace.
# 109912 | 1,575 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 11, 2008 in Sport (Olympics) , International Relations (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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In this article, the writer maintains that holding the Olympic Games is one of the best ways to promote cultural understanding between countries. It is a great opportunity to show a country's cultural essence to the world because people from different countries flood into the host country for the Olympic Games. The writer notes that the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing is one of the best examples of how much the Olympic Games can promote cultural understanding for one country to the whole world. The writer points out that by holding this event, China provided an opportunity for both domestic people and overseas tourists to experience a combination of Olympic and Chinese cultures. The writer discusses that the dark side in the Olympic Games truly exists, because everything is a paradox, but people can still find ways to solve the conflicts with mutual comprehension through the peaceful power of the Olympic Games. The writer concludes that the International Olympic Committee brings people from all over the world together, which allows people from different background to establish friendship while competing in the friendly sporting contests.

From the Paper:

"All the tourists see the true appearance of the country, and they bring their experiences and feelings about the host country back to their own countries. China, the host country of the 29th Olympic Games, is an outstanding example, demonstrating the advantages of the Olympics. Foreigners had a great opportunity to learn the essence of Chinese culture during the Olympic Games. Moreover, the Chinese also gained a chance to comprehend other cultures through communication with foreign people. The 29th Olympic Games not only showed the sporting ability of China but also represented the development of China. Although some protests, which were instigated by The Dalai Lama, occurred during the torch relay, the Beijing Olympics was still a powerful tool for promoting and inspiring world peace."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "2nd Ld-Writethru: Beijing Olympic Games "Grand Celebration of Sport, Peace and Friendship": Chief Organizer." Xinhua News Agency - CEIS (2008).
  • "Ambassador Fu: Olympic torch spreads message of peace to the world", April 7, 2008. The official website of the Beijing 2008 Torch Relay <http://torchrelay.beijing2008.cn/en/journey/london/news/n214295808.shtml>
  • "China Focus: Olympic Flame Casts Light on Cultural Understanding (1)." Xinhua News Agency - CEIS (2008).
  • Dzathor, Augustine Yao, "Sports for peace and development" Dec. 7, 2003 <http://www.iipt.org/conference/africanconference2003/presentations/111203_CD11_Dzathor_SportForPeace.pdf>
  • "Emotion kicks off China's Olympics", CNN, August. 9, 2008 <http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/08/olympics.opening/index.html>

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