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The Politics of the 1960 Rome Olympics
A discussion on the politics surrounding the 1960 Rome Olympics.
# 133778 | 1,500 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (Greek and Roman) , Sport (Olympics)


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The paper looks at the politics surrounding the 1960 Rome Olympics and how these externalities shaped how history will remember the Games. For one thing, the paper looks at why the Games were so vitally important to Italy at the time - and why the Games, perhaps in a fashion unknown at the time, contributed to the burgeoning feminist movement. Finally, and most importantly, the paper looks at the role the Cold War played in making the 1960 Rome Games substantially different from any Olympic Games that had come before it. In particular, time is devoted to looking at how the Olympic Games of 1960 signaled to a mass American audience - an audience that might not have been interested in things like Sputnik or in events in far-away Africa - that the notion of automatic American superiority was no more; the medal haul of the Soviet Union that year was compelling proof of such. Ultimately, the paper shows how the 1960 Rome Olympics saw broader developments in the wider world reflected in significant changes on the medal podium.

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"The following paper will look at the politics surrounding the 1960 Rome Olympics and how these externalities shaped how history will remember the Games. For one thing, the paper will look at why the Games were so vitally important to Italy at the time - and why the Games, perhaps in a fashion unknown at the time, contributed to the burgeoning feminist movement. Finally, and most importantly, the paper will look at the role the Cold War played in making the 1960 Rome Games substantially different from any Olympic Games that had come before it. In particular, time will be devoted to looking at how the Olympic Games of 1960 signaled to a mass American..."

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