Jacob Yu The Science Academy STEM Magnet 7th Grade
North Korea and South Korea has been separated for seventy-five years. The devastating and tragic event that occurred in 1945 still scars both countries to this day. On the other hand, The Olympics have been a way to connect countries for years. Recently in 2018, South Korean president Moon Jae In announced that North Korea and South Korea would play under the same team once more. Although this move is highly controversial, people believe that the games would ultimately change North Korea’s motives on their nuclear weapons program. South Koreans believe that no improvement could be done to the North and South’s relationships.
To begin with, they believe that athletes who are better cannot compete with serious competition. S. Korean trained athletes would be teammates with North-Korean athletes. North Korean players are not as skilled as the South. In the article, “Two Koreas, one Olympic Games, and the whole world is watching,” Newsela says, “Southern players would likely be sacrificing opportunities for the North’s players.” South Korean athletes have to give up their hard work in order to improve both countries’ problems which politicians should solve on their own. Chemistry might also be a problem for the athletes for the two sides may not share the same ideas or views. Players’ relationship off the rink would certainly show. Furthermore, athletes should not be involved in politics for they are not politicians.
For years, countries have tried to resolve problems by sports through huge events such as the Olympics or FIFA World Cup. Although the situation would prove to settle arguments, it would only last for a short period of time. Although there was some peaceful exchanges.
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