The Olympics - Sport and Spectacle
Enrol in The Olympics - Sport and Spectacle
Course Code: GNED117
Take an in-depth look at the socio-cultural relevance that the Olympic Games have on our society. A historical review of the games will allow you to understand how the Olympics have altered the manner in which we view athletic competition. Special emphasis will be placed upon the emergence of elite athletes, financial remuneration, banned substances and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Examine issues regarding race, gender and class and the relationship between sport and society in the context of the Olympic Games.
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