The recently concluded Olympic Games featured more than athletic accomplishments, drug scandals, and the usual nationalistic rah-rah featured so predominantly in the mainstream media.The recently concluded Olympic Games Olympic games, premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests. The Olympics of Ancient Greece
Although records cannot verify games earlier than 776 B.C. featured more than athletic accomplishments, drug scandals, and the usual nationalistic rah-rah featured so predominantly pre·dom·i·nant
1. Having greatest ascendancy, importance, influence, authority, or force. See Synonyms at dominant.
2. in the mainstream media. There was the effort by Australia to make peace with its aboriginal constituents. There was the unified entrance of North and South Korea under a special flag to mark their efforts toward achieving a peaceful coexistence Peaceful coexistence was a theory developed during the Cold War among Communist states that they could peacefully coexist with capitalist states. This was in contrast to theories, such as those implied by some interpretations of antagonistic contradiction, that Communism and . There were the representatives of East Timor East Timor (tē`môr) or Timor-Leste (–lĕsht), Tetum Timor Lorosae, republic, officially Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2002 est. pop. , able to participate independent of Indonesia. There was Bosnia-Herzogovina's inclusion of athletes from all three major religions and ethnic groups; previously, only Serbs were allowed to compete.
And then there were the women. The 2000 Olympic Games celebrated women's advancements entering the new millennium--in fact, it was featured as the theme of the games. Host Australia's orchestrated or·ches·trate
tr.v. or·ches·trat·ed, or·ches·trat·ing, or·ches·trates
1. To compose or arrange (music) for performance by an orchestra.
2. opening ceremonies honored its past Olympic champion women, reserving for them the privilege of lighting the Olympic cauldron. For the first time in the 104 years since the birth of the modern games, a female athlete from an Arab Gulf nation represented her country--Bahrain. In fact, women comprised 40 percent of the thousands of athletes who took part.