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Olympics: Athletic Competitions or Super power battle ground

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This week’s ZBTR Round table discussion focuses on the just ended 2012 London Olympics and it’s economic impact on participating athletes and the countries they represent. There are assertions that the games did not fail to bring out the ‘ongoing battle’ between the world’s powerful nations or economies.

Does the economic development reflect or affect a nation’s standing and performance at international competitions like the Olympics, as we just witnessed by the medals count? Are these events also just platforms for developed economies to flex their muscles in another way? What makes Jamaica unique and what does the rest of Africa need to learn from Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa?

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