Sports Diplomacy and International Relations: A case study for the Winter Olympic Games of Pyeongchang 2018 and the Public relations between North Korea and South Korea
Μεταπτυχιακή διπλωματική εργασία
Villalpando Moreno, Laura Monica
SubjectDiplomacy - Social aspects ; Diplomacy - Case studies ; Diplomacy and foreign policy ; International relations - Case studies ; Olympics ; Διπλωματία - Κοινωνικές απόψεις ; Διπλωματία - Περιπτωσιολογικές μελέτες ; Διπλωματία και εξωτερική πολιτική ; Διεθνείς σχέσεις - Περιπτωσιολογικές μελέτες ; Ολυμπιακοί αγώνες
Sports diplomacy as a tool for soft diplomacy within the international scenario has shown to be able to enhance relations between States by using sports events as non-official venues for political and international leaders. Within the Olympic Games, some cases of sports diplomacy can be found and as the best example is the well-known Ping-Pong diplomacy. This thesis reviews the use of sports diplomacy during the Winter Olympic Games of Pyeongchang 2018, and how the sports event was a tool that contributed to the forthcoming talks between South Korea and North Korea after years of zero relation.