Ideology, Politics, Power: Korean Sport - Transformation, 1945-92
Authors: Nam-Gil, Ha; Mangan, J.A.
Source: The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 19, Numbers 2-3, Numbers 2-3/July 01, 2002 , pp. 157-188(32)
Abstract:The progress of modern sport in Korea since the end of the Second World War has been striking - symbolized by the successful hosting of the Seoul Olympic Games and the co-hosting in 2002 of the FIFA World Cup. Progress can be explained essentially in terms of the exertion of political power, influence and will as the motivation to present a modern national image. In recent Korean history, as never before, sport, nationalism and politics have been tightly enmeshed.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2002-07-01