Who would you root for if you didn’t know where the athletes were from? So far I have wanted a Mexican, a Canadian, a Nigerian, a Chinese, a Japanese, an Australian, a Brit, an American, a Swede, a Russian, a Jamaican, a South African and a Romanian to excel and win in their efforts. And that is just who I can think of off the top of my head sitting at my computer.
I love when those in my country wins, its exciting and it makes me proud. But in the end it is an individual who wins, or a team of individuals, not an entire country. There are bragging rights for sure, but the medals go to individuals. I am proud of them, no matter the geography of their birth and raising. I am proud of their effort and their diligence, perseverance and determination. That is what I am in awe of.
Drawing by Marty Coleman
Quote by Pablo Casals, Cellist