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Magnificent trivia - Olympic spectacle, opening ceremonies, and some paradoxes of globalization



Magnificent trivia - Olympic spectacle, opening ceremonies, and some paradoxes of globalization



Sport and leisure cultures: 9-27



This chapter analyses the recurrent rhetoric of Olympic ceremonies, showing how the universalistic idealism of such events blends with nationalist sentiment. Sydney's contribution to this tradition is reviewed.

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