The Olympics offers the very best of athleticism and sportsmanship from all over the world. The XXI Winter Olympic Games will feature athletes from all over the world, including Africa, North and Central America, Europe and Asia. What are your thoughts as the Olympics enters its second week of competition? What do you believe the Olympics means to the world?
As the XXI Winter Olympics enters its second week, I believe that it symbolizes the best of diversity and unity among the nations. Each country, on a personal level, has unique pride in the giftedness and skill of their athletes. Even individuals who are not athletic themselves, or normally do not observe televised athletic events, may tune in to see their country represented and cheer them on.
On a united level, I believe most countries can appreciate the skill of athletes who are superior to others in certain disciplines, even while cheering for their own. When the Olympics takes place, I find myself rooting for the United States, but also giving favor to outstanding athletes from other countries. It is a time of appreciation of athletic giftedness on a whole, while giving support for our own country.