South Korea Revolution in Olympic Games

1.Eva person Korea and Olympics

Argentina was 26 times larger than South Korea before Korea became the most industrialized nation on the Asian continent. At the same time, Argentina was on its right foot in Olympics.

Argentina, which is a football lover Nation now was the home of 60% Latin American Olympics winners in aquatics, rowing, polo and boxing, running-field.

In London 1948 they were on 13th rank of the winners at that year. Unlike its neighbors, Argentina had an Olympic champion to celebrate this year, when Delfo Cabrera won the gold medal. In those days Korea was not lucky and they were in 32nd number at the ranking table. Korea dared to dream to convert impossible to possible. The first Korean Olympic team was formed in the late 40s.

At the 1951 Pan-American Games in Buenos Aires, the host country finished first in the Count Medal – where Argentina overtook the United States from number one for the first time in the history of the Continental Games.

But now Argentina’s success has become history. In the last Olympics, Latin Americans won only two medals in soccer and cycling. Argentina, which is covered with snow mountains ironically never won any winter game in Olympics. Then, in April 2009, the Bolivian men’s soccer squad upset Argentina, which was coached by soccer coach Diego Armando Maradona 6-1.

Apart from Argentina, Japan, Australia, and Canada, South Korea is one of the top five Olympic teams, along with China, the United States, Russia, and Germany. This wonderful team is an example on earth.

Korea expected to send about 50 champions to the XXI Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. The country’s athletic rulers expected 250 winners to be sent to the 2012 London Olympics.

2.A small nation with great ambition achieved its goals.

In Olympics history, South Korea is the most successful nation. Now South Korea has become a perfect example for other countries to achieve their goals in Olympics. In fact, it is a perfect role example for small countries -from Austria to Brunei Darussalam- and multiparty States -e.g. India, Taiwan, Chile, Peru, Argentina.

The size of the Republic of Korea known as south Korea is almost equaled to Indiana. The population of South Korea is about 49 million people that is not far from Ukraine. Apart from Venezuela, which has benefited from higher oil prices, Peru and Angola, Korea has fewer natural resources. South Korean nation has no oil, diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, gas, and uranium.

Korea introduced an industrialized program and expand education in the last decade of the 20th century. Their rulers spend more than 20 percent of the national budget on human resources, human development, culture, welfare, and sports. Now South Korea is one of the strongest economies in the world.

3.Most difficult years

From 1940-1950 Korea was in a war-torn situation it was a time of world war 2 and the Korean war. Due to this war, Korea became one of the poorest nations in the world. After world war 2 and the rule of Japanese Korea got independence in 1948.

About 3 million people died between 1950 to 1953. On the other side, about 5 lac Korean were living overseas. In that decade Korea was ruled by warlords. Korea became a democratic nation in 1990.

4.A nation of sports lovers

In the decade of the 1960s and 1970s, the rule introduced a number of reforms in sports-a strong base on physical education in the education system and a number of actions to improve sports life in the nation a government policy that And continued into the 2000s. In a short time, they introduced those games to countries that were not well known in the world.

Success came gradually at first. From 27 medals in 1958, the number of Asian awards increased to more than 65 medals in 1978. The country earned 12 Olympic gold medals from 1964 to 76. Another example is the Korean boxers, coached by Moon Sungkill, who won several world titles in the 1980s.

Unlike Cuba – which had many coaches from the USSR, East Germany, Bulgaria, North Korea, and Poland – South Korea did not have foreign coaches. All of its Olympic awards were prepared by Korean coaches.

To support Seoul’s language to host the 1988 Olympics, Korean chairmen have hosted several international events – the 1979 Shooting World Championships, the 1982 Baseball World Cup, the 1982 Boxing World Championships, and the Korea Cup (Volleyball). And made world-class stadiums.

5.The boycott against South Korea

During the Cold War, especially between 1950 and 1985, Korea was a separate Olympic country. This Asian country was considered an international paradigm by global Marxists and many anti-American states (Korea became a member of the United Nations in 1991). The Soviet Union and its allies boycotted FIBA women’s world championship in 1979. Three years later, Cuban boxer, world, and Olympic champion Fidel Castro refused to participate in the World Cup. That same year, Cuba did not send baseball players to South Korea for world championship.


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