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How are Racial Issues Such as Stereotyping, centrality and stocking reflected in the Olympics?

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How are Racial Issues Such as Stereotyping, centrality and stocking reflected in the Olympics? The Olympic charter stated that "sport should be played without discrimination of any kind regardless of colour and creed of a person." In my essay I will discus issues on racism such as Stereotyping, centrality and stoking and see how racism is being portrayed in the Olympics and in other work places. I will also look at the raise and culture of people and see how they are affected in different ways. The summer games in Sydney 2002 were exiting, dramatic and inspirational and as I sat down to watch the one hundred metre final I began to think. In the ten seconds the fastest man at the Olympics will take the gold medal. That man may be pre-Olympic favourite if you call people that, Americans Maurice Greene. It may be Trinidad's Ato Boldon. ...read more.

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In the games of 1936, Adolph Hitler (German leader of the time) set out to prove his athletes were a superior race, better than anyone else. He illegally paid and trained his army of sportsman to become the best. Germany won a record braking 89 medals, 33 of which gold. His success was almost complete until the track and field events, these events were ruled by the Americans, and to Hitler's disgrace and disgust four gold medal winners were black. The most famous of these athletes, Jesse Owen who did the business and won four gold medals. He set two world records and equalled the other two. Hitler refused to recognise the achievements of Owen and the other three Americans and by the time presentation came, he called them "black auxiliaries" and walked out of the stadium when the time came to give them their medals. ...read more.

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There are many examples of this. * White men can't jump. * Black people can't swim * Good long distance runners are Ethiopians. Myths such as these have also been turned into films such as Cool Running. Racism exists in sport due to different things. This could be the social distinct that are shared traits in a certain culture. It could be because of certain cultural heritage of a particular group and there backgrounds. The Olympics is a chance to claim fame and to win prestige awards, however sport reflects differently for different countries and discrimination and racism reflect on the countries poor intolerance and shows prejudice to certain raises of people and needs to be shut out of the Olympics and sport as a whole and campaigns such as "Kick it Out of the Game" can help do this. But we have still come a long way since the games of 1936 in Berlin. ?? ?? ?? ?? Alec Birch 12.1 Mrs Wilson ...read more.

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