Sunday, July 26, 2015

"much more than a prophet" - Distributed Olympic Games

A Soccer Game around Tokyo

Distributed Olympic Games

Olympic Games should be changed in terms of its management.

With advancement of technologies, telecommunications, transportation, and facilities and equipment, Olympic Games should be carried out in a different way from a conventional one where only one city or a nation hosts whole games of the Olympics.

So far as now Olympics Games have been held in advanced nations in Europe, Americas, and East Asia.  Poor countries seem to have no chances to host the Olympics forever.  I think we have to give poor or developing countries chances to host some games for the Olympics.

For example, Tokyo is expected to host the 2020 Olympic Games.  But it doesn't have to hold all the games in and around Tokyo.  Tokyo should manage the whole Olympic Games but it should assign venues of some of sporting events to cities in some other countries such as Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam that have no chances to host any Olympic sporting events for centuries.

Today global audiences observe sporting events held in any part on the globe on TV and through the Internet in real time.  For them it doesn't matter where such events are held.  Athletes can move quickly from country to country by jet planes.  They can compete, for example, in Vietnam, and they can quickly fly to Tokyo for commendation ceremonies.

Though it seems too late for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this new scheme of distributed Olympic Games should be adopted in future, so that more countries can be directly involved in the Olympics.  If this scheme should be adopted, even Libya, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India will be able to host some Olympic events.    

Implementation of Olympic Games should be distributed over two or more countries, though one city officially entitled to hold the Olympics should provide the main stadium and should be in charge of whole management of Olympic events.

And then, more countries will enjoy benefit from the Olympics in terms of not only economy but also spirit of peace and sports, while games will be held more economically and securely.

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Luk 7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.