I’m finishing up a writing class project today so this will be a very short post.
After watching more than two weeks of Olympics coverage I couldn’t help but notice the extraordinary sportsmanship of those who finished their competitions without a medal toward those did get a medal. The vying for position ended at the finish line or the end of the match. Those without medals seemed to genuinely congratulate the winners, almost as if they were thanking them for providing such fun, stupendous competition. To be sure, many times there were tears on the losing side but the congratulatory smiles, handshakes, and hugs seemed to be ones of good-natured, friendly sincerity.
Here’s the question: IF ATHLETES RAN THE WORLD INSTEAD OF POLITICIANS WOULD WARS CEASE? I’d like to get a conversation going here. All comments are appreciated and the more the better.