History

olympics

Picture taken during a rally in San Francisco against the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

I have one answer:

Opening of 1936 olympics

People need to study their history a little better… How about this exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum?

I have been hearing a lot of people grumbling that the Olympics shouldn’t be about politics. That may be, but as my friend Heather Dichter would say, the games have been about politics ever since the Baron de Coubertain decided to revive the ancient Olympic games. Not much has changed.

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

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