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I dont see what the USA vs Iran football match achieved. If americans really did hate Iranian people and think they were evil or something, then they are even more stupid than they are portrayed because i know that possibly a majoirity of Iranians,
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And i dont buy the olympic spirit "it unites cultures" line. I dont think it does. In fact i remember the last olympics being held in a dictatorship and lots of protests regarding human rights abuses,
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I recall in the last winter olympics Canada "owning the podium", not allowing foreign athletes to practise on the ski hills. They defended themselves by saying that they are not proud of their record of never having won an olympic gold on home soil, despite hosting 2 olympics. Many pointed out at the time that presumably they must then be proud of the fact that they are acting like a spoilt child in the way they are treating their guests.
Its really come to something when the number of olympic golds won is more important than being fair to your guests.
Call me a cynic but i really dont buy into anything the media does or says. I see every big company taking advantage of olympics and world cup always,
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and yes you do get your Mandela presents the world cup, moments,
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They are after all routed in reality, in brutality, in wrongs, in imperialism, in racism, in economics and sport will never be able to adress these issues.
Never. Jamais. Nunca. Nie. Mai. Nigdy.
Store Online Nike Free 4.0 V2, which violence have the celebrations of the WC won by Spain caused??? (since you are talking about sport and violence). Why it does disturb you so much that people get happy some days?? I can tell you that normal people do recognize current national problems at different levels, but at the same time can enjoy a sporting victory.
What I am saying is so obvious and normal that I am surprised that you insist in this point again and again in this thread. That is just my opinion as a Spaniard who enjoyed the victory in the WC, stands again doping, and is deeply worried about the socio economic outcomes of the crisis and our politicians. These are different things, why messing them up all the time in this thread?
Your point is probably that politicians and cooperative newspapers do mess up those 3 things, I assume. Agreed. Politicians are one thing, Spaniards other.
Firstly my responce to Francois had nothing to do with Spain, so you clearly misread it. I never said Sport always causes violence. I said it causes way more harm than it solves, and i backed it up with tons of examples where sport has killed people, created geopolitical problems and even started wars. I also pointed out that wars are not stopped or prevented by football because sport can not touch the reasons behind why wars are started. Maybe you could give me a rebuttal, rather than claim that i have lost.
Second of all I see once again the cheap personal attack that so many seem to resort to on these forums saying that i cant stand people having different opinions/ being happy.
How can you tell. You are just trolling by saying that. You can have no idea what the emotions behind my wrods are based on a few sentences on a board. You certainatly dont have the evidence to go around making claims that i am opposed to the happyness of the masses.
And its not me but the Spanish media which is mixing economics with football. I didnt call 2010 the year of July 11th, El pais did, so dont blame the messenger. Theres also the Spanish advert,
Buy Cheap Online Nike Free Run 5, cant remember if it was this thread or another where it was discussed, where nike calls sport the light in our lives, during these bad economic times for Spain.
So if you dont like these discussions, blame not me but nike and el pais.
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Apart from that, that Mandela moment does cement a change in South Africa that has taken place, and will be proudly remembered as such. There are many "underdogs" that look back proudly at their first global recognition of their arrival, or the first time they got their own back on their arch rival. And often, it is sports that enables this type of "popular" experience.
And the sports arena gives a stage to aspiring Davids who go straight to Goliath’s front door and knock it down. Images generated by individuals that have become symbols that are recognized the world over. The gesture of a few black US athletes on the Olympic stage. The two fingers up that Jesse Owens gave the Nazi hosts during the Berlin Olympics, simply by beating their finest.
Sport, almost like no other popular pastime, has the capacity to generate emotions and images that transcend their "actual" worth for large sways of the population, simply because of its popular appeal.
You are very good at finding the occurrences where it is used for evil. You keep saying things like "it didn’t solve Aids", "Chinese still booted folk out of their house to make way for a stadium", and "stan and India aren’t the best of friends". Anecdotes,
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There are counter examples a plenty too. Again, given the overwhelming amount of sport there is on planet earth, what you raise are still very much the exceptions. And what you raise only proves that sport cannot fix all problems that are already there.