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dc.contributor.advisorTeti, Frank M.
dc.contributor.authorGilmore, Charles A.
dc.dateJune, 1999
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T15:34:32Z
dc.date.available2012-09-07T15:34:32Z
dc.date.issued1999-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/13507
dc.description.abstractTo paraphrase Clausewitz, the modern Olympic Games have often been politics and war by other means. The Olympics have been both a barometer of and an arena for international politics, in spite of the fact that they were revived specifically not to be held hostage to the politics of the day. This thesis examines the Olympic movement from its rebirth in 1894 through today and the proposition that the realism of international politics has affected the character of the Games. This study also argues, however, that the Olympic ideals have had a confluent affect in the arena of international politics and society. The Olympic Games have always been more than mere athletic competition. Given that they are a focal point for billions of people around the world for a brief two-week period, the Games are a natural forum to play out ideological and political battles. The Games have been used as the site of symbolic battles between nations, as well as a stage in which individuals, groups, and nations have made political statements. However, they have also been a powerful global symbol of unity, excellence, and peace.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/themodernolympic1094513507
dc.format.extentxii, 94 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleThe modern Olympic movement : the confluence of realism and idealismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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