In Rio, refugees will compete under an international flag. Maybe this will inspire new reflection on the purpose of a nation.
One blessing of being retired from ministry is that I'm reading more books that are not directly related to that work.
There is much to criticize about the International Olympic Committee and the global party it throws every two years: the domination of industrialized nations, corporate greed and flagrant bouts of political fence-sitting, whether with Nazi policies in Germany in the 1930s or the recent homophobic legislation in Russia. However, the IOC has not just paid lip service to the ancient idea of an Olympic truce.