# Sure glad they don’t kill birds for their feathers anymore or to eat them (except in Italy?!) Willets were a favorite for the latter. Tasty.
*She and her other 9 refugee team members represent the 65 million displaced people world wide, displaced by war and other terrors. But for these 10 athletes, for these two weeks, they’ll be able to deal with trying to get to a finish line they can, at the least, see.
I think they embody the goal of Olympism:
“The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.”
Yusra Mardini, 100 meter butterflyer, already won when she dove into the Aegean and pushed her sinking boat of fellow refugees to safety.* (a 140 character tweet)