Twins Finish Marathon Hand in Hand, but Their Country Says They Crossed a Line

olympic-spirit

The Olympics are as much about what warms the heart or initiates debate as who wins the medals. But what warms the heart or initiates debate can be a matter of perspective. This article looks at how moments of the Olympic Spirit can be differently interpreted – from German Twins being castigated for holding hands to cross the Marathon finish line, athletes helping up a fallen opponent in the heat of competition to a judoka being disciplined for not shaking the hand of his opponent after being defeated due to politics. Which side of the Olympic Spirit Line to you fall on?

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