Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Olympics : Times for Sevens Rugby

Citius, Altius, Fortius.

Faster, Higher, Stronger.

The Olympics logo, the ideal.

So another Olympics has come and gone.

The Chinese put on a magnificent show, the Birds Nest stadium, a one of a kind and the water cube, just amazing.

It was a victory for China in pulling off a grand event with such great planning and coordination.

And on the medals tally as well, China was on top, ahead of its rival the US of A.

Another victory for the superpower. Commentators who call China a "rising power" need to have their heads examined. China is a Superpower today and will become even more powerful in years to come.

As always, empires have a used by date. The Romans, the Mongols, the Han , the British and now the Americans. Its time for the Chinese.

But back to the Olympics.

Great performances from Usain Bolt, what a sprinter. It is very interesting to note that in our Fiji Finals our athletes produce performances which are comparable to international athletes when they are 17 or 18 years old. But proper coaching takes them to another level whereas our youth turn to rugby or other sports.

It is now time for the Olympics to include Sevens Rugby. 7;s Rugby is played and enjoyed all over the world and there is no reason why it shouldnt be included.

It would be our golden chance to capture that Olympic medal.

Go Fiji Go.

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