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There are two kinds of the athletic events in the Olympic Games. The one is the competitions of the physical abilities; the motto $B!H(BCitius, Altius, Fortius" is well-known. And another one is the competitions of the games such as football game or basketball game. To be entitled to participate in competitions of the physical abilities, one must qualify for the specified level. But I feel we human beings$B!G(B physical abilities are rather limited and inferior to the other animals in nature. I think it is not an easy match for us even to catch such common wild animals as deer, pheasants and rabbits.
Those major sports games as soccer and tennis have their own famous championships: $B!H(Bthe World Cup and the Davis Cup$B!I(B. Their matches at the Olympic Games could be considered the attractions for the Olympic Games. But the sports games which are not really majors as the volley ball, take the Olympic Games as a great occasion to let them climb up to the major sports.
By the way, there are major sports games which are not in the program of the Olympic Games such as Cricket and American football. And, on the other hand, Water polo, Archery, Equestrian, Judo and Taekwondo are in the program. I don$B!G(Bt know if they are world wide common. I can imagine the scene of the Olympic Committee discussing which games should be in the Olympic program.
Nowadays there is money power as the broad casting rights and advertising rights affecting the pure clean spirit of amateurism of the Olympic Games. It looks like a model of our modern society.
The Olympic Games in this summer shall effect on the host nation$B!G(Bs economy great deal, shall recover the popularity of the monarchy, might extinguish the North Ireland problems and is just in time for Queen$B!G(Bs Diamond Jubilee.
The mass communication as the leader, both the public and private media are drumming up the Olympic Games.
Starvation, civil wars, pollution and destruction of the environment; these are difficult structural problems for our world. Many multinational corporations shamelessly risked in the speculation market and failed. The global depression caused by their greediness is proceeding now. The Olympic Games as drugs could let us forget these problems for a moment. Perhaps to watch Olympic TV programs is better than to watch programs on the starvation or wars.