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International sports can create peace

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Started: 8/27/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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political_palmetto

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I believe that with playful competition, comes peace. During the Olympics, you don't hear news about bombing, or counties trying to invade other countries. You hear news about the sports. Having so many different ethnics in the same place allows for better understanding of others who are different from one another.
timlopez1331

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I strongly disagree that playful competition will bring peace. During the 2012 Olympics in London, there was an explosive device found three miles away from the Olympic Park and inside one of the Games training venues. London also had ground-based air defence systems despite protests within London. On a more recent note look at what happened during the 2014 Fifa World Cup. After the Brazil-Colombia game Brazilians began to threaten Colombians stating that they would "remove the head of Juan Zuniga". Threats were then returned Colombians stating that if one of their players were to be touched that they would slaughter the whole Brazilian team.

Your argument about having many different ethnics in the same place for better understanding of one another is more of an opinion. With that I leave you this: look at America. America as a country consists of many different ethnics cultures, beliefs, etc. Saying that putting people of different backgrounds in one place for better understands won't help. There are to many nationalist, and people go over board with many different situations including sports. In America alone we can't even have peace with high school sports.

Sorry but people take things to seriously.
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Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Have you forgotten the 1972 Olympics. When Muslims( who would have thought) took 11 Israelie athletes hostage and eventually killed all of them. When you get down to it hate is stronger that some games.
Posted by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
It can also create war.
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