The Youth of the World

Monday, September 12, 2016

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Just like the stages of grief, an Olympiad seems to go through four phases before, during and after the Games: anxiousness, pessimism, exhilaration and nostalgia.

With regard to the Olympic Games in Rio, the cynical commentary of the press and the angst and nail-biting of international federations and national Olympic committees prior to the event were at an all-time high. There was certainly cause for concern and Rio 2016, as it turned out, was not without frustration.

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