Zika Is No Reason To Postpone the Olympics in Rio | Fortune

Since their revival in the late 19th Century as a way to promote peace among warring nations, the modern Olympic games have often been a stage on which international socio-political conflict – in addition to the games themselves – has been played out. From the ’36 Munich propaganda games to the respective boycotts by the US and Russia in the 1980’s, secondary aims have occasionally subverted Baron de Coubertin’s original intention for the revitalized Modern Olympic games.

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