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Each weekly blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.
“Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules”-2 Timothy 2:5
Principle: Crown our Heroes
It is already shaping to be one of the most historic editions of the Summer Olympic Games ever. In the first place, we are still calling it Tokyo 2020 even though the event is starting on July 23, 2021. The cause is a combination of law and commerce.
Next, we have no spectators. These Olympics will be mostly enjoyed electronically, which seems fitting in view of our current global reality. Having no fans inside the Olympic venues seems wise given the increasing pandemic threat in Tokyo, as well as the number of locals who opposed the hosting of the Games at this time.
The laws are in place: COVID-19 regulations, accommodation rules, transportation protocols, competition rules and anti-doping procedures. Everyone at ‘Tokyo 2020’ must comply if they wish to see success, both in terms of staying healthy and for the athletes, on the field of play.
Whether or not you are a sports fan, take a moment to applaud the athletes who have qualified for these Olympic Games in extremely difficult circumstances. Before they even compete, they are heroes. Congratulate their families and support staff. Celebrate the sacrifices of competitors, health officials and the host country alike.
Also join with me in acknowledging an unsung hero from Trinidad and Tobago, sports journalist Kwame Laurence. An avid table-tennis player himself, Kwame is attending his seventh Olympic Games! He has seen people like Usain Bolt run in person. When it comes to covering sports, he is one of the Caribbean’s best.
There are heroes everywhere.
Enjoy the Games.
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