Basically we think of the Olympic games as a celebraton of united people from all over the world in the name of peace, friendship and fair sport. Very nice idea with deep roots back to the ancient Greeks who even claimed ceasefire during their wars when it came to the Olympic games.
But I am not really satisfied with this movement. First of all the way they play sports has nothing to do with health or healthy lifestyle anymore. In most sports the professional level is more similar to the (self) torture of the circus acrobats who are proud of their performance after being grabbed from their families at the age of 3-5 and ingoring schools and everything that we call a life, spending 24/7 with something that brings them a golden medal at their hightime. And a very painful early retirement at the age of 27 in many cases.
This is not something I would like to follow as a living example.
The other painful aspect of the Olympic games to me is that they excluded disabled people from the movement. During the Ancient times women couldn't participate in the games and nowadays I think disabled people are discriminated in the same way. Only a perfect, athletic body can be considered as Olympic..
Disabled people are not included and invited to the Olympic games. They have their own Paralympic games where Para means something like "beside". Just like in our everydays. Disabled people live not with us or among us. But somewhere beside us. And this is not good.
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