Heart of an Athlete
The Olympic Games have become part of popular culture; it is a widely promoted event around the world and is designed to bring unity among the countries competing at the various events. Mirroring some aspects of these events, the National Athletic Challenge has been created. The NAC will be a summer Track and Field event, limited to the best athletes in the United States, but with the goal of setting an example around the world for future Olympic Games to come. The purpose of the NAC is to bring inclusiveness into the world of sports by creating events where both people with disabilities and able-bodied people can have a fair, competitive environment in which they can test both physical and mental strengths, and to do that, all athletes will be competing together in the same events, something that the Olympics fails to allow. By keeping it enclosed in the United States, but publicizing it around the world, the events will serve as a test for everyone to see how it is possible to modify the games so that even people with disabilities that require the help of biotechnology can compete. We have seen in the past how technology has brought modifications to the ways certain sports are played, and this case will be no different; it will be a way to accommodate the advancements in technology into our sports, and will help end the discrimination that has occurred towards people with disabilities by bringing inclusiveness.
Humans like to classify; to divide things into groups of things that are similar and posses near identical properties. In the world of sports, and more specifically in that of the Olympic Games, we have made a very big classification. The Olympic Games pride themselves in bringing unity into the athletes and countries competing. The five interlaced rings used as a symbol of this Olympic Movement, as...