olympics- catalyst for urban change

olympics- catalyst for urban change - 1. Thats not to say...

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1. That’s not to say that other events in the pre-ford, pre-modern era did not comprehend or exploit the efficacy of urban spectables Examples would include the Eiffel Tower built for the Paris Exhibition of 1889 and the substantial redevelopment of central Barcelona initiated by the International Exposition of 1929. In the same vein: the Olympics is not a new occurrence either The Olympics has always been viewed, even from its conception, as a hallmark of show casing world societies And that’s the key: the Olympics, previous international expositions of isolated but emerging news ideas have always understood the value of urban spectacles. And like international expositions- the Olympics draws comparison from eyes from all over the world to their own instutitions and physical environments 2. The modern Olympics were revived by Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863–1937) in 1896, after a lapse of some 1500 years. Coubertin’s motives were derived from his belief that organized sport can be an agent of both
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course BIOL biol111 taught by Professor Ciccarello during the Spring '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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