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Unity and the Olympics

Ed Townsend
Posted 8/17/21

Wow…did you catch any of the Olympics…God Bless our United States teams for winning 113 total medals, 39 Gold, 41 Silver and 33 Bronze.

Regardless of what political system is deemed …

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Wow…did you catch any of the Olympics…God Bless our United States teams for winning 113 total medals, 39 Gold, 41 Silver and 33 Bronze.

Regardless of what political system is deemed better, which countries are wealthiest, or what war tactics are looming, the Olympics prove we have the ability to come together peacefully and work towards the same goals.

Once every two years the world comes together to participate in the Olympic Games and in 1926 the Olympic Torch Relay took place and the history behind this has been an important part of the Olympics since ancient times.

The flame from the torch sparks camaraderie, fierce competition and promotes life and the strive for perfection.

What we see happening today in our country and the world with riots and prejudices tearing people apart seems to drift away for 16 days every two years when the media focuses on new buzzwords…friendly competition and camaraderie make the headlines.

Regardless of politics, wars, prejudices or preconceived notions, the Olympics brings nations together to compete in the Olympic games.

Athletes push their bodies to the limit against the best of the best from around the world and after it is all done they shake hands, hug, and support each other as they all have a common goal.

Athletes become friends throughout these events. It does not matter their race, gender, political beliefs, religion or how much money they have.

Nations stand side-by-side in friendly competition.

The Olympics prove we can join hands for a greater good and that we have the ability to come together peacefully and work towards the same goals.

This is a great lesson for the politicians in the United States.

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