“Keep the dream going...”
A miniature replica of the world -
or of the USA!
That’s because every day in the USA we can see a similar variety of human beings and ethnic heritages that populate the entire planet.
Sometimes while watching the games I could identify the athletes and their countries because their features looked similar... whether it was the color of their skin... the shape of their eyes... the texture of their hair... etc.
But not the athletes from the US!
What a variety!
They had an idea…
Who knows if this mixing of heritages was even a probability in the creation of this “Great Experiment” back in 1776. That’s when a few men, looking like they were wearing some definitely uncomfortable clothes, decided to announce to the world that they were forming a country in which “… all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...” etc.
I know it hasn’t worked perfectly.
But how many other countries have tried to do it?
As Timothy Egan explained in an opinion piece in the New York Times, “... there is no country on earth with our size, our racial diversity, our mix of religions that is close to bringing most of its citizens the rights and comforts of the modern age.”
So keep trying USA.
It's definitely worth a gold medal!
The world needs your dream.
Can you match the athlete with their country?
Answer: They're all from the USA! 1) Gymnastics - Simone Biles 2) Soccer -
Julie Johnston 3) Fencing - Muhammad Ibtihaj 4) Table Tennis - Lily Zhang
Para Olympics Track and Field - Josiah Jamison 6) Water Polo - Alex La
Swimming - James Feigen 8) Wheelchair Basketball - Matthew Scott