Olympics -- competition and national pride
The Kansas City Star
Normally I don’t spend much time in front of the TV. But once in four years I do allow myself and my daughter to sit in front of the TV for hours to watch the Olympic games.
Those athletes, inspired by their dreams, having gone through the toughest training in their country, are going to give their best performances at the Games.
It is no surprise that countries with large populations and with many resources have so far garnered the majority of medals, like the United States and China.
I am very impressed by the accomplishments made by small countries like South and North Koreas, which have totally collected 15 gold medals.
As I watched fierce competitions from women’s gymnastics to men’s swimming, and the cheering from the audience, I realized that the Olympics has been and is still today about competition for honor and national pride. Some countries may be small in size but not in their Olympic dreams for glory and medals.