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2444 Sports history

by: Holly Melton

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here are lecture notes for week 13, Sports and the World. Please feel free to share with friends :)
History of Sports in Western History
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Date Created: 04/07/16
Sports and the World 1936 Berlin Olympics  In 1896 the modern Olympic games were based off of amateurism and spirituality  The international Olympic company consisted of two chairs, Jim Thorpe was  stripped of his medals because he played professional baseball  Adolf Hitler took an interest in the sports games, he would put up Nazi symbols to promote the Nazi way  The 1936 Berlin games marked a new idea on how and why individual countries  staged the Olympics 1952 Helsinki Olympics  In 1940 and 1944 WWII put a stop to the national Olympics   The Cold War turned the Olympic games into an intense competition for the next  40 years  The American and the Soviet Union believed that the Olympics would show their  superiority to the world  At the 1952 the East­West rivalry was held in Helsinki and there was a debate on inviting the Soviet Union  The Soviet athletes were amateurs and payed to train at the Soviet Union  national sports academy  Bob Mathias defended his decapathon title he won in 1948 1972 Munich Olympics  The games were held in Munich, Germany to welcome them back into the  international community   The Cold War competition heated up, the U.S team never lost a basketball  competition but in the gold medal game the Soviets won  The Soviet female gymnastics team had Olga Korbut and brought a new  athleticism, emphasizing artistry becoming the biggest star winning gold in two  events  Korbut seemed human and was the best gymnast at the time and when she  performed badly she wept, causing the world to reach out to her and see the  Soviets as non­robots  Nixon wanted to reduce tension between America and the Soviet Union by  coming up with a diplomatic program named Detent  Korbut toured the White House showing a good example of sports diplomacy Ping­Pong Diplomacy (1971)  In 1971 the U.S table tennis team played against the Japan team and competed  there, the team expressed interest in the Peoples Republic of China and Mao  Zedong invited the U.S to play against the PRC Ping­Pong team  In April 1971 many members of the U.S team were the first to play against the  PRC  Ping­Pong Diplomacy acted as a sports diplomacy, creating a stronger  relationship between China and America Munich Massacre (1972)  8 armed and masked members of Black September broke into the Olympic  Villages with athletes, coaches and Olympic officials  2 Israeli Athletes were killed and 9 were taken hostage  German authorities negotiated with Black September in order to get the hostages back, German officials agreed to let Black September flee without harm if they let the hostages go unarmed  German didn’t believe the terrorist and had a squad waiting to take down the  terrorist, because of this the terrorist killed all 9 of the hostages  This whole scene was televised, ABC was on the scene to capture every second  of the drama  For the first time Americans came face to face with international terrorist “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics  The U.S mens hockey team won against the Soviets in 1980  The Soviets won an exhibition series against many National Hockey League  teams  The U.S team was composed of amateurs  The “Miracle on Ice” contributed to a greater patriotism  U.S boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics  Jimmy Carter decided to boycott the 1980 Olympics because of the Soviet  invading Afghanistan   He persuaded NBC to not televise the game and persuaded Olympic officials to  not invite the U.S  65 countries boycotted the games but the boycott failed, 80 other countries  attended the game  A good example of sports and international politics colliding  1984 Los Angeles Olympics  13 allies of the Soviet Union and the SU withdrew from the Olympic games  Carl Lewis won the 100 and 200 meter sprints, long jump, and 400 meter relay   Mary Lou Retton was the biggest star and won the women all­around title  The “Dream Team” (1992 Barcelona Olympics)  First to include professional athletes   Led by Irvin “Magic” Johnson, Mary Byrd, and Michael Jordon Basketball’s Globalization  From 1991­1998 Michael Jordon let the Bulls to national titles  Jordon became the most famous athlete since Babe because of his marketing  from Nike  Nike’s Air Jordan shoes launched in 1985 th  By the end of the 20  century basketball grew into a major export  Became an international sport  Baseball’s Globalization  Baseball grew because Americans moved throughout the world, bringing with  them the game of baseball Albert Splading’s World Baseball Tour (188891889)  Started the tour to promote baseball and his company’s products  Visited Hawaii, Australia, New Zelands, Egypt, France, Italy, and Britain  Helped established the roots of baseball abroad Babe Ruth’s 1934 tour of Japan  Wanted to unify Japan and the U.S but led to the event of WWII  Japan loved the American teams   The tour popularized the game of baseball in Japan and today baseball is the  most popular sport in Japan  


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