Olympics: A place of happiness or shame?

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Posted Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Sochi, Russia. –  The Olympics come every four years with the summer and winter being two years apart. For the past two years, the world has waited for this moment. This should be good thing right? Wrong.

The Winter Games have been under scrutiny because of the sanitary issues, poor sleeping arrangements and treatment of employees, specifically, the security.

Moreover, the question of athlete safety has become apparent. Terrorist threats have been made on the USA team. More importantly, because of some unsafe conditions, American snowboarder, Shaun White, withdrew from the first ever Slopestyle event.

Should the Olympics have canceled their competition? One very nice man told the Metro Post-Telegraph thinks they should have “this is a new age, it’s not the 40’s, 50’s or 60’s” he also added that they are “outdated” because “they don’t respect gay and lesbian issues.”

Another comment, by a girl named Christina, told the Post Telegraph that she would “feel safe only 50 percent of the time.” She added that “I would only feel safe in the Olympic village and not anywhere else.” The Olympics should be a place where the world comes together not fall apart right.

Dylan Palm-Trujillo

About Dylan Palm-Trujillo

Dylan Palm-Trujillo is a Freelance Writer/Photographer for the Metropolitan and Metro Post -Telegraph. He has had work published by Westword Denver and Johnstown Breeze while being a student at Metro. Moreover, he has done a PR internship as well as a reporting Internship. Further, he is a Metro State Student currently studying Convergent Journalism and expects to graduate in the fall of 2015.

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