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I and my 6 grandchildren have 4 nationalities. When an international football game is on TV, there is a rather delicate situation I have to face.
The Olympic Games started as sports festivals held in a host city, but today a big national event, an event of the host nation by the nation for the nation. Hoisting national flags, the competition of the numbers of $B!H(BGold-medals$B!I(B and nationalism fever annoy me.
The scale of the Olympic has swelled out so much that no host city alone can manage it. Tokyo plans to build a new main stadium that will seat 80,000. It would cost terribly much. The maintenance cost for every year would also be tremendous. Japanese population is expected to be less and less. The social welfare cost for the elder would just swell. The contradiction is so obvious. The Olympic with 80,000 seats main stadium is so extravagant that there are very few nations or cities could afford to hold. Such the event is against equality and against democracy. To reduce the size of an event is difficult. Perhaps the Olympic Games are marching to the cliff and might be shut down for ever.
We can try to return back to the original idea of the Olympic Games.
For example: Today we have the Olympic Games and Paralympics Games. Let us try to divide The Olympic Games into two: the national competitions and the individual competitions. The players who want to play for the nation should play at the national games. The players who want to play for themselves should play at the individuals. Would she or he play for the world record for herself or for her nation? For the team play games: we can introduce a new regulation that one team must consist of at least 3 nationalities. It is very seldom a real good team has its member consist of only one nationality.
It is much better to be enthusiastic for the sports than for the wars and terrorisms. But it does not mean we may waste unlimitedly on the sports. Our world is full of problems. We are not so terribly rich.