The Beijing Olympics Olympic Games

1476 Words Apr 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Hosting the Olympic Games is thought of as one of the great honor that a country can receive in the eyes of the world. By hosting the Olympic Games, this can provide a host country the opportunity to represent their nation-states with a universally legitimate way to present and promote their national identities and culture. The 2008 Beijing Olympics played a significant role in the social life of China and efficiently influence not only the history and grand socioeconomics transformation and modernization of China, but also the rest of the world, making it one of the most successful Olympiad in history. After being awarded the opportunity to host the Games, China took this chance to their advantage to promote their reformed national identity on the world’s stage, in terms of symbolically and physically. According to Xin Xu , he believes that “the low politics of sport is conspicuously connected with the high politics of national identities and international relations in the spotlight of the upcoming Beijing Games” (90). The Chinese saw this mega-sporting event as a platform from which they can revive their national pride and identities (Luo, Huang 444). In order for China to accomplish their aim for nation identity, they must first realize the China’s Three Dreams, put forth by Zhang Boling a renowned educationist and sportsman. The Three Dreams were also known as the “Three Questions’: when can a Chinese compete in the Olympic Games, when can a Chinese athlete win an…
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