True believers in the Olympic spirit

27.07.2012                      08.Aw. 5772

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True believers in the Olympic spirit

No official recognition of the Munich massacre has been allowed at any of the opening ceremonies, because reality must not be allowed to intrude upon the magic.

What do the Olympics mean to you?

Is it about men and women who have trained and persevered for long years – indeed most of their lives – to reach the peak and a brief moment of glory? When an athlete achieves a superhuman result, do you wonder whether he or she took a shortcut, courtesy of the anabolic steroid industry, as Ben Johnson did in that infamous 100-meters final at the 1988 Seoul Games? Does your heart glory and spirits uplift watching the elaborate opening ceremonies in shining new mega-stadiums?….