Posted: Sunday, August 5, 2012 4:05:32 PM
One of my professors said to my class, as the London 2012 Olympics are coming soon, what do you think the purpose of the Olympics are? In order to host such a large scale competition, a lot of money is spent and also the many athletes live their lives dreaming to compete in the Olympics. Many of my classmates said, it is to promote world peace. However, my professor, playing the devil's advocate, said, there are many controversies that break out during the Olympics and even sour relationships between countries. Also there are many countries that don't even participate in the Olympics at all.
At this time, I wasn't sure what I thought about Olympics. I had always enjoyed watching the games with my friends and family but had never thought about the cost and the purpose Olympics held.I am still unsure of whether Olympics is worth the time and effort or not, but when I see the hardworking athletes up on the podium, I know their efforts were able to be recognized worldwide.