Coach Pete

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Now that the Olympics are over where do we go from here

Olympic sign

This will be my last post on the 2008 Olympics, this comment will be my opinion only. If you wish to add to my comment please feel  free to do so.

For 17 days 204 countries competed together, played together, lived together, ate together, laughed together and cried together.. The Chinese people were great host and were so proud of there country as well as the other 203 countries. I wonder, how is it that every 4 years the world can take two weeks off from all of the ugliness of their countries politics and live in harmony.Why can’t the leaders of all of these countries take a lesson of Olympic sportsmanship from the athletes and put it to use in the ruling of their countries. It seems to me after watching these Olympics that the people of the world want to live in peace with each other, we need to live in peace with each other. It has been reported that China has spent more than 40 billion dollars on showing the world that they are promoting openness and harmony with the peoples of the world. Their effort was of epic proportions, however at the close of the Olympics, 8 Americans were deported for protesting for the Freedom  of Tibet. Also China has censored the Internet. As Boutros Boutros-Ghali said when he was head of the U.N.,the Olympics is a “school for democracy”……So can China play by the rules of the international community? 

That remains to be seen…….Now on to England

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August 26, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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