This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: urants would serve them Jesse Owens
In May, 1935 at the National Intercollegiate Meet in Michigan, In May, 1935 at the National Intercollegiate Meet in Michigan, he broke three world records and tied another.
– **the most superlative feat ever accomplished in the history of the sport In July, 1936 Owens and his teammates sailed to Germany.
– Mobbed by autograph seekers Hilter’s snub
Long jump attempts and help from rival
Jewish runners not allowed to run in the US relay
Owens won four gold medals in 1936 Olympic Games International Sports and the Cold
Politics influenced who was allowed to enter the games
Presidents of the IOC had political agendas – Avery Brundage expelled John Carlos and Tommie Smith from Mexico
Battle to protect “amateurism”
Soviet Union had “state amateurs” Avery Brundage
Strongly believed in the maintenance of strict amateur rules
Held idealistic view about separation of sports and politics
– 1968 Olympics (Mexico City)
– 1972 Olympics (Munich) Arab terrorists killed Israeli athletes Commerm and the Games
1984 Los Angeles Games Very Successful Monitarily
Television revenues$300 million
Team sponsorship 1990’s – stagger the summer/winter games Adding new sports
Adding new sports
Increase the size of the games
NBC purchased the rights to eight years of games for $3.5 billion
Being sure women were represented Scandals involving the awarding of the Salt Lake City games Drugs and the Games
1968 Mexico – too much alcohol
1988Ben Johnson steriods
Blood doping – tour de France
Two issues: Uneven playing field, irregular/nonexistent testing of athletes...
View Full Document
- Winter '08