Accusations of impropriety were also alleged in the conduct of several previous bid committees. The IOC responded by expelling six committee members; several others resigned. In December an IOC commission announced a point reform package covering the selection and conduct of the IOC members, the bid process, the transparency of financial dealings, the size and conduct of the Games, and drug regulation. The reform package also contained a number of provisions regulating the site-selection process and clarifying the obligations of the IOC, the bid cities, and the national Olympic committees. Political pressures Because the Olympics take place on an international stage, it is not surprising that they have been plagued by the nationalism , manipulation, and propaganda associated with world politics. Attempts to politicize the Olympics were evident as early as the first modern Games at Athens in , when the British compelled an Australian athlete to declare himself British.
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The first character in the emblem also represents a gathering place where the three elements of Cheon-ji-in — heaven, earth, and human — are in harmony. Their design was inspired by the texture of tree trunks, with the front bearing the Olympic rings and dynamic diagonal lines that reflect both the history of the Olympics and the determination of the participants. On the reserve, meanwhile, are stated the discipline, event and the PyeongChang emblem. In total, sets of the medals have been made.
Origins[ edit ] To the Greeks, it was important to root the Olympic Games in mythology. According to the story, the dactyl Heracles not to be confused with the son of Zeus and the Roman god Hercules and four of his brothers, Paeonaeus , Epimedes , Iasius and Idas , raced at Olympia to entertain the newborn Zeus. He crowned the victor with an olive wreath which thus became a peace symbol , which also explains the four year interval, bringing the games around every fifth year counting inclusively. The story of Pelops begins with Oenomaus , the king of Pisa, Greece , who had a beautiful daughter named Hippodamia.