(What follows is a revised version of a piece I wrote two years ago, for the Rio Olympics, adapted. Just so all readers know, I enjoy athletics, but the cult of the body has got to go and give. This life is a transient one, strength and beauty fade like the flower of the field, and our true hope should be an eternal one)
The much-awaited Olympics is now upon us, in the tensely divided peninsula of Korea, and yet again billions are poured into Olympic venues, security, advertisement, to watch a few thousand overhyped young athletes strive to excel at

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