An episode of the Global Journalist podcast takes a realistic look at the impact of the Olympics on the relationship between North Korea and South Korea.
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The joint North Korea-South Korea women's hockey team to compete at this year's Winter Games marks a new step in Olympic history, says Robert Dunbar.
The Olympic Games are coming back to Los Angeles. The only question now is will Southern California host its third Olympics in 2024 or 2028? [...] “Los Angeles is living legacy of this Olympic movement,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “In 1932 we were a Games changer. In 1984 we were a Games changer. During the Great Depression, during the Cold War, we’ve always answered the Olympic Movement’s call and this is a similarly intense and important moment for the Olympic Movement.”
There has always been an inherent connection between sports and politics. The cooperation and collaboration intrinsic in team sports aid in nation-building by rousing patriotism and pride. Sportsmanship and camaraderie can strengthen domestic relations or can be magnified as diplomatic relations between states. [...] The role of sports as a form of soft power is more relevant than ever as we look ahead to the 2018 Olympics hosted by South Korea in PyeongChang and the role of international organizations.
That could be coming soon with the NHL looking at China as hockey's next great frontier. With the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China is eager to step up its game and the league is intrigued by the potential of a new nontraditional market with 1.4 billion people that might take to hockey like it did basketball. "It's a place that hasn't had that much of an opportunity to be introduced to what everybody acknowledges is a great game,"
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