An Israeli Soldier and Athlete: What a True Olympian Should Aspire To

I can't help comparing the story of this Israeli IDF soldier and athlete to those Lebanese so-called "Olympians" (because if they are Olympians, than the so-called values they purport to represent are worthless, as are the games themselves) who refused to train in view of the Israelis because they 'didn't want to look at them,' and so the Olympic Committee erected a wall between them so they wouldn't have to.

 I thought the Olympic games were supposed to be about 'unity and universal brotherhood,' correct? So far, from the outset, the IOC has shown nothing of the kind. Towards Jews, that is.  No minute of silence for the murdered Israeli Olympics athletes at the games in Munich so many years ago, with the excuse that the Olympics were not supposed to be politicized.

Some of the values promoted by the Olymics as listed on the official Olympic website are resposted here:
To encourage and support the promotion of ethics in sport as well as education of youth through sport and to dedicate its efforts to ensuring that, in sport, the spirit of fair play prevails and violence is banned;
To cooperate with the competent public or private organisations and authorities in the endeavour to place sport at the service of humanity and thereby to promote peace;
To act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement;
To oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport and athletes;

I don't see how--by not recognizing the atrocity committed not only against ordinary people but Olympic athletes as happened in 1972 in Munich--this is not political, it's their own Olympians they were not recognizing--and having the gall to capitulate to the un-ecumenical desires of one Olympic group against another by erecting a separation wall--the IOC embodies the values stated above.

I am optimistic, though, and hope that the future Olympics will embody how this young man in the video below, conducts his life: serving and giving to others, and accepting others as worthy human beings, something that often is not reciprocal--to a Jew...


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