Potential Diplomatic Risks at International Sport Events
Dursun Katkat

The aim of this study is to emphasize the diplomatic risks that host countries may face at major sports events such as the Olympics, Mediterranean Games, Universidad, Asian Games, Martial Games, World and Continental Championships, and raise awareness related to this matter. In this study, events of sports organizations such as the opening-closing ceremonies and medal ceremonies were analyzed and evaluated. Factors that can cause diplomatic problems such as national flags, national anthems, official country names, delegation corteges, accreditation, accommodation, and welcoming-hospitality were highlighted and some recommendations were presented to minimize such risks.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jpesm.v6n2a6