How Beijing Olympic Games Affects Hong Kong Students’ National Identity?

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How Beijing Olympic Games affects Hong Kong students’ national

Identity?

Beijing Olympic Games had been successfully held in 2008, it is the first Olympic

Games take place in China. In this essay, I am going to see how the Olympic

Game affects Hong Kong residents’ national identity before, during, and after the

Games and the level affected.

Before the Game

Before the Games, Something has been done to enhance Hong Kong students’

national identity. For example, the Olympic Torch Relay in Hong Kong. Through

watching live on TV or on-the-spot, or even participating in the magnificent Torch

Relay, it may arise national glory, thus enhance national identity.

The government also played an important role in improving national identity. In

educational aspect, Education Bureau (EDB), through moral and civic education,

encourage schools to promote Olympic education activities, and these activities

became part of “Hong Kong Schools Welcoming Olympics series” (香港學界迎奧運

系列). EDB promote exploring topics about Olympic games and equestrian events.

EDB also organized territory-wide learning activities,such as「京港同心.弘揚奧運

精神」Essay contest、「教育與奧運同行,培養國民身份認同」Olympic education

program design competition, and large celebration such as「迎奧運.賀國慶」and the

100 day countdown to the Olympic etc., to arose students’ awareness of the Olympic

Games and the equestrian event. The Olympic education enhances students’ sense

of national identity.

The government used $150 million to promote Olympic in Hong Kong,

emphasizing on community engagement and foster the Olympic atmosphere all

around Hong Kong. Apart from Torch Relay, the government also built Live Sites. Live

Sites in Sha Tin Park and Victoria Park provide the public who are interested in the

Olympic events with the Olympic information and…...

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