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The Cold War Era and the Emergence of Sports Nationalism

Gymnastics Gurakbu (established in 1906), the Korea National Sports Council (formed in 1907) and Daedong Athletic Club (founded in 1908) were the products of nationalist thought aimed at establishing a strong country through the development of athletics based on the evolutionist self-strengthening theory.11 This nationalism spread all the more during the Japanese colonial rule.