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World peace? The answer isn't the Olympics

Updated: August 16, 2008, 8:53 AM ET
By Jeremy Schaap | Special to ESPN.com

BEIJING -- No one wants to hear you complain when you're at the Olympics. Still …

If the Olympics are supposed to be about bringing people together from all over the globe, why award them to a nation that makes crossing into it as difficult as possible?

If the Olympics are supposed to be about giving Olympians the best chance to excel, why schedule them in brutal mid-summer heat and humidity? Why stage them in a city in which breathing can be hazardous to ...

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