By Mark Dyreson
In 2008 China plans to exploit the Olympic video games to remake its nationwide identification within the international industry. In so doing China treads the path blazed by way of the USA. For greater than a century the U.S. has used the Olympic video games to build nationwide id, create communal reminiscence, and craft patriotic mythology. From commencing parades the place the yankee staff refuses to dip its flag with the intention to sign American exceptionalism to the last ceremonies the place the U.S. media trumpet that their workforce owes its medals to not more advantageous athleticism yet to the nation’s peerless social and political structures, Olympic video games have served as websites to strengthen American nationalism. greater than the other kingdom, the USA has politicized its Olympic participation. within the procedure a number of myths approximately American superiority in worldwide encounters has emerged in the course of the Olympics. In memorializing and mythologizing their Olympic groups american citizens have published the contours of the racial, gender, and sophistication dynamics that animate their bizarre nationhood. those essays discover the background of expressions of yank nationwide identification in Olympic arenas.
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Crafting Patriotism for Global Dominance: America at the Olympics (Sport in the Global Society) by Mark Dyreson