The Olympic Games are a unique time of unification of a nation and athletes, when the athletes' medals are a source of pride for the entire country and the entire people.
- Photo: Vancouver celebrates the Canadian hockey team's victory. Source: proicehockey.about.com
Olympic gold - a way of avoiding crime.
Statisticians from Canada conducted a curious study. It turned out that thanks to the national hockey team's victory in the finals of the Olympic matches, the number of traffic roadway incidents in the country was reduced almost two times over, and the level of crime in major cities was close to a historic low; the entire country was so encouraged by the successes of its team that it became more considerate and kind to one another. Something similar was observed in 2002, when Brazil became the world soccer champion. Even criminal favelas —regions of poor populations in major cities —at the time became a model of order, and people, uniting in one elemental outburst, celebrated the winning of the champion title to the utmost. Is this not true unification of a nation and athletes?