Today’s Writing Prompt: What Value Do The Olympic Games Hold? 

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are in full swing. And everyone is talking about them and the world-renowned athletes competing in them. Today, take a moment to consider and write about why the Olympic games are valuable. Or not valuable, for that matter. Use your best critical thinking skills.

Do the Olympics ultimately bring humans around the globe together in a meaningful way? Why or why not? And how so?  

According to olympics.com: 

“The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”

https://olympics.com/ioc/beyond-the-games

Do you agree or disagree with the quote above? Why or why not? And if you were to write a one-paragraph synopsis regarding the overall purpose and value of the Olympics, what would it say? 

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