Naples Skateboarder Retains Olympic Dream Alive Despite Lacking Out On Tokyo

The 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin have been the first Games to be broadcast on tv, though only to native audiences. In the next a long time, the Olympics grew to become one of many ideological fronts of the Cold War, and the International Olympic Committee wanted to take advantage of this heightened interest via the broadcast medium. The sale of broadcast rights enabled the IOC to extend the exposure of the Olympic Games, thereby producing extra curiosity, which in turn enhanced the appeal of TV air time to the advertisers.

The Kenyan constitution required that one surrender their Kenyan citizenship when they grew to become a citizen of another nation. Lagat competed for Kenya in the 2004 Athens Olympics although he had already become a United States citizen. According to Kenya, he was no longer a Kenyan citizen, jeopardising his silver medal. Lagat stated he started the citizenship course …