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During 2010 there will be two major sporting events that will take center stage for publicity and excitement. The first will be the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. These will take place in February and there is already much talk and speculation about who will win the gold. Although most of the talk is directed at favorites from many countries, we predict that these winter Olympic Games will be the year of the underdog. These underdogs, or long shots as you call them, will surprise the world and the expected medal winners. These underdogs will come from two areas. There will be youngsters in their first Olympics who steal the show and the other group that will surprise the world is the old dogs who come back to compete again. This will be the talk by the end of the games. We predict upsets in figure skating by both Asian countries and Canada. (NEWS proof) We also see upsets in skiing, the luge, hockey, especially women’s hockey and bobsledding.
The U.S.A. will excel in two primary areas, both in snowboarding and speed skating. This will be an Olympic winter games to remember for both the beauty of the venue and the upsets that occurred there. The other sport we have some predictions for is mixed martial arts. (NEWS proof) Mixed martial arts, or cage fighting, will take on much more popularity this coming year. Successful American companies will begin exporting cage fighting to the rest of the world and besides being the fastest growing U.S. sport, it will become the most controversial sport in foreign countries. When trying to introduce cage fighting in foreign countries, both the concept and the sport will meet much resistance from many types of groups. It will be likened to human cock-fighting and the analogy will be drawn that if people were trying to do this to animals it would be banned entirely. However, people seem to have an insatiable thirst for violence, especially a no-holds-bar contest between two gladiators in a cage. We predict that 9 deaths will occur in the sport in 2010. Some at the professional level and others at the semi-pro level where the restrictions and training are not as rigid. These deaths will be labeled a result of “cage rage” and will serve to not only fuel the resistance to the sport, but also increase the public’s desire for more violence in professional sports..
QUESTION: Explain the overall essence of your message today?
ANSWER: Our message is two part. One, that it takes something like the Olympics to bring countries together from around the world with different political and ideological beliefs. These games are an example of cooperation and respect for all others. Perhaps the politicians, leaders and people of all countries can learn something from watching these events. The other message is that the world is becoming a more violent place rather than less violent. People have lost touch with what is truly humane and often live out their aggressions through these caged warriors. It is very similar to the violence that went on in the Roman Coliseum.
QUESTION: Why do people need to know this information right now?
ANSWER: People seem to need more distractions from their lives. Sports seem to be one of the things that offers an escape from reality for people suffering during these trying times.
QUESTION: How will sports in 2010 reflect the times we are living in?
ANSWER: One, the Olympic Games will teach man how to get along on a level playing field. The other, mixed martial arts, is a reflection of man’s violent attitudes and deeds toward each other.
QUESTION: If you were to use sports as a metaphor to describe 2010 what would that look like?
ANSWER: We would use 3 words; beauty, surprises, and violence.
QUESTION: How does an individual apply this information to their life at this time?
ANSWER: People must watch both the good and bad aspects of sports in order to draw their own conclusions not only about sports but about people.