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Chapter 9 Olympic Movement 9 Olympic Movement Olympic Movement C H A P T E R
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Chapter Outline History of the Olympics Effect of the Olympic Games Nationalism and the Olympic Movement United States Olympic Committee Athlete Development Chapter Summary
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History of the Ancient Olympics Started in Greece in 776 BC to honor Zeus. First festival was only one foot race. Held every 4 years until 394 AD. Common men competed against soldiers. By 18th Olympics, pentathlon was an event. Christian emperor banned pagan worship. Reborn in Athens in 1896 with 14 countries.
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Effects of the Olympic Games Cost and lasting effects on the host city (in 2008 Beijing cost more than $43 billion) Huge financial and commercial influence on media (NBC spent $2 billion to broadcast 2010 and 2012 events, a 46% increase) Rise of elite athletes and importance of winning Shift from amateur to professional athletes
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Discussion The Olympics motto is “Citius, altius
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