Olympic Games – Are the gods pleased with it?!

Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility

rio-de-janeiro-olympics-brazilWe are less than a week away from the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or simply know as Rio 2016. The world is again welcoming its heroes and heroines, athletes from various countries are preparing to engage in peaceful combat, competing to crowned victors with visions and dreams to become the next Olympic legend.

My home city had the ‘privilege’ (allegedly having to pay millions for it!) to host this year’s game yet I’m profoundly saddened that the games have been (for a number of years) shrouded by allegations of corruption and crimes against humanity. No, I will not be celebrating nor watching the games despite being a sport enthusiast, my conscience would not allow me to sit and support athletes in sight of such violence and crime against fellow humans.

I feel for the athletes and I understand that they have an obligation to compete for their own subsistence…

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