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This article explores scholarship regarding diplomatic processes and actors engaged in recent international sport events hosted by the United Kingdom and Japan. The article points to the range of actors involved, focusing on organizing committees, and assesses the effectiveness of sports diplomacy at a range of levels that go beyond a focus on the state. It uses international sport events documentation, global media archives, and public and private comments related to the United Kingdom and Japan. The article addresses three key issues: 1) Olympic-dominant discourse: the dominance and shift in process between hosting an Olympic Games and onto other events; 2) Western-dominant discourse: the differences between Japan and the UK in demonstrating distinct “East” and “West” sports diplomacy approaches; 3) State-dominant discourse: the role of knowledge exchange and elite networks that transcend the state and involve a range of different actors, such as the organizing committee.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Diplomatica: A Journal of Diplomacy and Society|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Dec 2021|
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Verity Postlethwaite (Speaker)7 Apr 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Sports Diplomacy From PyeongChang 2018 to Gangwon 2024: Inter-Korean communication and collaboration through sport mega-events
Verity Postlethwaite (Participant)19 May 2022 → 20 May 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference