phenomena of international politics contrasted with the Olympic ideal. Students of international relations, on their part, often regard sports rela- tions, even open. Role of Sport in International Relations: National Rebirth and Renewal. Victor CHA†. Georgetown University. The modern history of sports is inextricably. Among these, because of its popularity across the globe, sports plays a significant role in international relations. Modern sports, which was.
China and India took this aspect of sport to another dimension. Chinese authorities emphasised that view, which is why the spectacular architecture and successful events management were so important. Inadvertently, the unswerving commitment raised several human rights issues internationally, principally as people were forcibly relocated to allow for Olympic construction.
India was far less successful. Unfortunately, graft scandals and venue construction dramas combined with poor events management to produce nightmare rather than dream. From the s onwards, world sports organisations were drawn into unwanted debate as activist groups and NGOs found in sport major leverage for their cause. This movement spread into international arenas such as the Olympics so that South Africa, itself placing great store in mainline sports demonstrating its global importance, became isolated.
That was instrumental in helping open up South Africa in the s and beyond. That highlights the role of major international sporting organisations that, over recent years, have considered themselves as important beyond sport itself. Many critics see this as beyond the capabilities of those sporting organisations and their leaders, but the development indicates just how integral sport has become to the international political system.
Similarly, the IOC-UN approach to sport, peace and reconciliation through sport has created a lot of offshoots, initiating projects such as a youth football program in the tougher suburbs of Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, but the results and impact are debatable.
Paradoxically, the IOC is also criticized for not taking a political stand elsewhere. The most recent debate has concerned whether or not Saudi Arabia should be barred from London because of its treatment of female athletes.
Just prior to the Games the Saudi leadership announced it would permit women to compete so long as they dressed moderately, were accompanied by a male guardian, and did not mix with other men. By exerting some pressure, the IOC headed into a contentious area of relations with Islam, but was seen to respond to pressure from within and without concerning gender development in a financially important member state. The IOC was also involved in another long standing international issue pre-London, defending its acceptance of major sponsorship from Dow Chemical Co.
Dow is now the Union Carbide parent company, so the IOC incurred severe criticism from India, still pursuing the dreadful Bhopal industrial accident that left up to 20, dead.
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The IOC persisted with the sponsorship, but it is interesting to speculate what might have happened had India had greater leverage. The role of sport as an international political agency is now widespread. In Europe, the Bosman case declared that it illegal under European law to restrict EU citizens from playing where they wanted inside the EU. That opened up labour migration generally.
The Kolpak case extended the principle, declaring that citizens of countries having agreements with the EU had the same playing rights as EU citizens themselves. Then, Indo-Pakistani relations are constantly measured by whether or not they are playing cricket against each other, the periodic thaws usually initiated by a game or a series.
Some researchers answer to this question: The idea that people are psychologically prepared to the daily life by sports activities and cultural activities is generally accepted today.
However, the physical structure and the mental structure can not be isolated from each other; According to the today's educational philosophy the objectives of the physical education, more precisely the sports training rather tend to aim far beyond the physical word.
These purposes are social, physical, sensory and cognitive facts. Sports scientists avoiding from the classical conception of physical education have begun to argue a new conception about the sport, in order to study the sporting movements under several scientific branches such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sociology, philosophy, psychology, pedagogy and biochemistry.
According to today's understanding, the sport became a very important instrument of mass media.
It is also a new science determining the nature of the human behavior and mental structure by means of activities, games, competitions as well as physically the human body.
It becomes a social event entered deeply into the social life of people. Nowadays the sport, especially in developed countries began to be perceived differently than a decade ago.
For example, professional sports areas are divided into sub-groups and turned into professions requiring the expertise in their area. Until recently in many countries the sport profession were considered as a profession of physical education teaching and coaching. The sport teaching, sport fitness and health-related professions, sports management, sports media and publishing, sports law, sports consulting, sports medicine, sports statisticians and similar sport branches have emerged nowadays.
Impact of Sports on International Relations and Globalization It is seen that there is a close interaction between Sports and politics. Some feel this was an effective contribution to the eventual demolition of the policy of apartheid, others feel that it may have prolonged and reinforced its worst effects.
Sport of the apartheid era was based on customary segregation reinforced by general discriminatory legislation, challenged by an increasingly forceful non-racial movement that raised the crucial question: It has been suggested that the nationalism is becoming obsolete as a result of globalization and that the role of sports in the making of nations is weakening.
Global sport has presented fundamental challenges to local and national sport, but it has also created the opportunity for sport to be more international.
The role of sport in terms of reconciliation is rarely mentioned within contemporary discussions of global sport, power, and culture; the same is true for sports' contribution to the process of anti-globalization Grant These trends are seen by many as contrary to the fundamental ethos of sports being carried on for its own sake and for the enjoyment of its participants.
A very famous case when sports and politics collided was the Olympics in Munich. Masked men entered the hotel of the Israeli Olympic team and killed many of their men. A study of US elections has shown that the result of sports events can affect the results.
There is an international sports law like law of nations. The evolving rules from ancient Greece to nowadays have reached to advanced principles at the present time. Therefore, those who are stronger in sports gain while those who use the force lose in sports.
At the individual sense the sport improves the individual feelings to evaluate the sovereignty and facilities. Thus, it completes the training of people and nations. It is based on common training and is the mirror of mind and level of education of people.
The sport is the most noble of the wars in international platforms because it is a war of peace. The sporting competitions are manfully, honest, friendly and sportsmanlike. For such a sportsmanship, a person can not be natural athletes, by contrast he should deserve the title.
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All the athletes competing in international competitions have the same feelings. The same enthusiasm covers their inner world.
The parties competing each other have one ideal. It is possible to see over there all types of people from different culture, religion or race.
Five interlocking rings of the Olympic Games repesente five continents. This show a great community where young people are coming together for the peace world. It is obverved that the sport become increasily efficient in international politics. Here the cold war is defined as a prestige, influence, struggle between two blocs divided and ideologically opposed, nuclear-armed states and states becoming the satellite of the poweful states between years Morse, During the creation of the political power the sport is used as a natural means, due to its mass effect and acceptability.
Former East Germany using the sport as political instrument is a great example Morse, Western states not giving the sufficient and necessary importance to the sport in international relations until the early s, had taken it in their political programs in the last 15 years after the end of cold war. The early s is the time when the differentiation started for western states in this regard.
Western states particularly United States and Canada realizing at the end that the sport plays an important role in the international arena had sent a group of athletes to competitions held in China in to reshape their relations Morse, The globalization turning economically the world into a huge market by the communication technology affects all aspects of the social life. The fact that the negative impact of globalization occured mostly on underdeveloped is argued and discussed still Yilmaz and Horzum; We can study the globalization process under three main factors: The first is the impact of technology, the second the ideological factors, the third economic factors.
The technology is not a sufficient condition in the globalization process; but a sine qua non. Nowadays, information technologies demonstrating rapidly a remarkable extent accelerate the global transformation in the international interaction process.
Blooming in the communication and computing sector accelerate virtual competitions as well as global financial markets. As for ideological factors a rivalry between the western world led by the United States and the eastern world led by Soviet Union had set everything in the world since This rivalry was consisting of the competitive, culture, art, sports, literature, and of course technology and military.
Cold war world was founded on the competition policy.