Despite the setbacks it’s getting back to the days of “more than just a game” with the coming Olympics in Russia. In a few weeks time, we will get to learn more about Russia, as we did China In 2008. That summer, China tried to sugarcoat its human rights violations and negatives throughout the game, but they still couldn’t hide the smog broadcast around Beijing. Putin has a horrible record on human rights, and is actively driving Russia backwards. He actively supports our enemies in Syria and Iran and constantly seeks to belittle President Obama; he is going to attempt to disguise the American public with an aesthetic appearance of the Olympic village, in order to change our public opinion to further himself on the international stage. We need to see through this, and realize our country offers better ideas, and a better way of life. I hope we enjoy the Olympics for the games, but also see the games as an exhibition for our countries values, and hope they win.