This book addresses a multitude of ways in which the intermediary of media production alters the experience of the Olympics.
Spectators watching Olympic events from the stands are less subjected to the language of the commentators, journalists, and even the athlete interviews as they form impressions and understandings of the games. However, even those who sit in the stands for the opening ceremonies or walk down the streets of the Olympic Village and the host city are treated to media spectacles that are intentionally produced to display the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the host country and its Olympic Committee. This book performs the important task of analyzing ways in which the media serves as both an integral component and an arbiter of the Games for society.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.
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