Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Olympic Spirit

Holmes sent along this article a couple of days back. This story of Somali Olympians, who come from arguably the least stable state on the globe, reveals in many ways why a hyper-nationalist approach to the Olympics in which one's own country's performances are all that matter is silly and shortsighted. The Olympics are as much about stories such as this one as about the medal counts and the world records.

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