Le Musée Olympique: Epicentre of Olympic Evangelism

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Routledge
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Representing the Sporting Past in Museums and Halls of Fame, 2012, 1, pp. 107 - 129
Issue Date:
2012-01
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This chapter evaluates the deployment of museology to inspirit the cause of Olympic values and principles, which in turn underpins the ideology of Olympism and the IOCs imprimatur as both institutional custodian and moral gatekeeper of the Olympic Movement. It analyses how LMO is now a fulcrum through which the ideals of Olympism are trumpeted, and from which the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are venerated. In a conceptual sense the chapter explores evangelistic and mythopoeic displays and narratives.
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