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The 1936 Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party had risen to power three years earlier and were already to spread their evil beliefs of racism and hate. Hitler believed that the “perfect” person was from an Aryan race…a blue-eyed, blond haired, the perfect physique without any blemishes or handicaps.
Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy to the world. The official Nazi party newspaper wrote in the strongest terms that Jews and Black people should not be allowed to participate in... (more)
Oh, to be in London now the Olympics are there. Actually, no. Now the Olympics are in London I’m not! The city is mad enough at the best of times, so I decided to escape during the build-up, first into the countryside and now north into Scotland. I’m in Edinburgh at the moment, on the threshold of a foray into the Highlands. While here I visited the Catherine the Great exhibition recently opened in National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, a fantastic experience which I intend to write about soon.
Thinking of Russia and thinking of the Olympics I have an angle that ties in... (more)
@BBCAfrica tweeted: The IOC says it will allow a marathon runner -- born in #SouthSudan but with no passport -- to compete under the #Olympic flag.
Guor Marial, a marathon runner, will take part in the Olympic Games as an "independent" athlete. This is an Olympic Games' first. Marial will compete under the Olympic flag, reports the the Telegraph.
The International Olympic Committee made an exception for Marial. The gifted athlete was born in South Sudan and fled to the US during his countires' civil war reports Reuters.
Marial is an elite martahon runner however... (more)
Imagine a world where every war or armed conflict is fought through two rival sports teams of each opposing country or region on an Olympic game field. The entry fee is $500 million in gold bars or sterling silver coins. The winner of the game claims their money and a prize of peaceful territorial control, until the next Olympic event when the losing team has an opportunity to compete again and reclaim what was lost. If the country or region of either team breaks the rules and ensues in any form of armed conflict, the gold is transferred to an established charity in a different country other... (more)
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