Apple Pie & Vanilla Ice-Cream Go Together, but Not Olympics & Sacrifice

The other night, during the Opening Ceremonies of the XXXIst Olympiad, NBC’s announcers exclaimed over the event’s centerpiece: the country by country procession of over eleven thousand athletes, […]

August 8th, 2016|2016 Summer Olympics, Essays, Olympics|

The End of the Olympics?

The Rio Games mark the end of the twelfth decade of the modern Olympics, an impressive track record, yet far outstripped by the tenure of the original Games, which started in 776 B.C. and lasted nearly twelve centuries. Given the most recent news […]

August 1st, 2016|2016 Summer Olympics, Olympics, Sports, Sportsmanship|
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