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Shaun White

'Olympic Truce' is a Greek ideal to emulate

Shaun White won a gold medal for his outstanding performance in the snowboard pipeline competition, but was quickly criticized on (un)social media for being as dangerous to U.S. society as Amazon, George Soros, Russian bots and political correctness, for “dragging the U.S. flag on the ground.”

Intentional? Not at all. He just won gold; his heart rate and mind were racing, surrounded by excited fans, carrying his snowboard and helmet, is handed a flag to drape on his shoulders and in all this excitement the flag drags.

Who gave him the flag? When did our national symbol become an article of clothing to be worn like a cape or mantle by athletes?

The Olympics should...