The true purpose of the olympics

Is the Olympic Games an athletic event, a cultural spectacle, or a tourism promotion? Describe how Olympic coverage caused certain trends to explode. (For example, Kpop’s ascent following the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games)

  • Useful perspectives include the history of the Olympics (why were they started and do those reasons hold true in modern Games), cultural impact (like the Doctor Who episode(s) featuring the Olympics and other depictions of the Games), and how Olympic athletes react to the spotlight (Simone Biles' mental health story, for example). – noahspud 10 months ago

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