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Lecture 11

HIST 3838 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Alice Milliat, International Association Of Athletics Federations, Panagiotis Soutsos

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HIST 3838
Colin Mc Mahon

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November 25, 2016
Sport History 3838
Lecture 11
The Modern Olympics
1. Growth of international in sport
2. Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the modern Olympics
3. Olympic inclusion and exclusions (by nation, gender, race)
4. Tension between nationalism and internationalism
Canadas Lacrosse Tours of Britain, , , 
Spalding World Baseball Tour 1888-1889
Modern Olympics 1896, Athens
Ancient Greek Games
Create a lot of cultural expressions poetry, drama, dance
Multi-fascinated multi cultural and political event
These games are the inheritance of the modern games
Modern games are a massive distortion of what these ancient games were,
they draw on the ancient games traditions a reinvention
Developments in archaeology
Middle classes look to ancient civilization to celebrate stability of political
European colonialists celebrating their place in history as civilizers
International Proponents of International Games
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, 1863-1937
- Decided Olympics should be on a grand scale
- Should include all men
- No one should be paid or professional, should be all amateurism
Panagiotis Soutsos, Dialogue with the Dead 
- He was a young Greek intellectual
- He was interested in celebrating Greek nationalism at a time when Greek
was attempting to win back part of their territory
- 1840s territory is taken back by Greece
- Soustsos capitalizes on that, he looks at sport to do that
- He was one of the founder of the Olympic games
Evangalis Zappas, (1800-1865)
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