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Old 06 December 2017, 10:46 PM
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I think having the countries involved is supposed to aid the cause of World Peace, in that everybody's supposed to get along at least well enough, and for long enough, to hold the Olympics; and to get some of their rivalry out on the playing field, rather than on the battlefield.

This might have worked better in ancient Greece than it does now; though there is at least significant lip service paid to the idea of the Olympic Truce.
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