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The History and Politics of the Olympics

By Robin Loving

The Olympics began about 3,000 years ago and has become the world’s preeminent sporting competition. While the International Olympic Committee tries to maintain the Olympic ideals of games free from political conflict, the exceptions to this are remarkable. Come to Rotary Tuesday, July 12 at 12:30pm to hear Rotary President-Elect Fred Collins explain the history and politics of the Olympic games. The meeting will be free and in English at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1.

Rotary Presentation
“The History and Politics of the Olympics”
Tue, Jul 12, 12:30pm
Hotel Misión
Salida a Querétaro 1
152 3709

This year’s 31st summer Olympics will host 31 games on August 5–21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nearly every country in the world is planning to participate, showcasing not only athletic competition but also national pride and political one-upmanship.

In case you are wondering, the logo represents three figures, in the yellow, green, and blue of the Brazilian flag, joined at the arms and in a triple embrace to represent four concepts: contagious energy, harmonious diversity, exuberant nature, and Olympic spirit.

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