by NATHAN DANKO
Special to The Tystenac
During Tiffin University's Elite Sport and Culture Week, the diverse culture of the Olympics was fully displayed. The poster showcase reflects the diverse culture and the rich history of the Olympics. With posters created by Tiffin University students, the walls of the Heminger Center were decorated in the honor of the Olympics during the event.
The Monday of Elite Sport and Culture Week began with the poster showcase. Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., the walls of Heminger were decorated. The posters covered the history and controversies of the Olympics. The history of the Olympics was propped along the walls of the Heminger Center.
The posters were a colorful sight. Arranged in the windows, the entry way to Heminger was filled with knowledge of the Olympics. The poster showcase demonstrated the history of the Olympians and the flags they carry.
“I found the Tanya Harding case to be the most interesting,” said Angela Holahan.
Holahan and her group made a poster reflecting the Harding controversy of the 1994 Olympics in Norway. The Harding case proved to be a monumental moment in the history of the Olympics.
Holahan’s poster was similar to other posters at this event. Some posters at this event reflected the problems throughout the Olympics’ history. One poster reflected the Munich 1979 Olympics. The poster presented the facts of this massacre and tragedy as well as the games.
The poster reads, “Mark Spitz won seven gold medals and set seven world records”.
This fact reflects the positives of the 1979 Munich Olympics. The 1979 Olympics are best known for the massacre.
"Drug testing has increased due to more athletes using banned substances for athletic advantage,” reads the poster titled, “Athlete Doping.”
Some posters at this event reflected constant issues throughout the Olympics. “Athlete Doping” covers the issue of performance-enhancing drugs.
The poster displays the statistics of athletic doping. The poster reads, “The country with the most doping cases is Austria.”
The poster lists the numbers of doping cases per country and names Austria as the country with the largest amount. Athletes using performance-enhancing drugs have been a problem throughout the history of the Olympics.
Another poster focused on the issue of the malpractice that some coaches and officials have committed. This poster covers the case of Jerry Sandusky, a Penn State coach who was convicted for his sexual malpractice as coach. The poster reflects the tragedies that some athletes have gone through, Olympian or not.
Good or bad, the Olympics has had a diverse history. The posters reflected the events that have happened at the Olympic games.