THE OLYMPIC SHOW

United States' Lauren Hernandez trains on beam ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
United States’ Lauren Hernandez trains on beam ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

A multi-million-dollar sports carnival of athletic strength and spectacle by physically super human beings has started in Rio De Janeiro amidst the sharp realities of poverty, Zika threat, foul waters and the on-going political instability in Brazil.

The show must continue every four years to thrill the interested watchers worldwide if one does not switch channels to see a part of humanity scratching some living in a world struggling to survive in slums and starvation.

It is a recreation of the rich and for the rich where the poor just provide the bulk to the Olympic body. The gold, the silver and the bronze are hauled by the athletes fed on super rich diet which from time to time is topped with dope. The very cost to rear an Olympian can adequately feed a family facing hunger and malnutrition.

The call of humanity seeks to prioritize an urgency by sparing those billions of Olympic dollars to create a hunger-free world community to receive the basics of food, clean water and shelters.

-Promod Puri

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Author: Promod Puri

Retired after 40 years of career in journalism. Former publisher and editor of The Link, a South Asian Canadian weekly newspaper from Vancouver, BC. Now a freelance writer. Published my first book titled "Hinduism:beyond rituals,customs and traditions". The book is educational dealing with all the facets of Hinduism. Websites: promodpuri.com progressivehindudialogue.com promodpuri.blogspot.com