July 26, 2012

Syria at the Olympics

With the on-going civil war in Syria, I couldn't help but question: Will Syria be participating at the Olympics? Well, the answer is yes. There will be 10 competitors in 7 sports. Of course, the whole point of the Olympics is so that countries can have better relations by participating in sporting events together. So, what will be the reaction of the crowd-and also the other countries- when Syria comes in at the Opening Ceremony? I'm thinking either a standing ovation (for the brave Syrian athletes who had to endure the pain of war) or silence (because booing would be much too disrespectful). But in conclusion, the Olympics does not have the purpose to reflect badly on countries, instead, it just might be the best time to know more about them.

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