While created under the guise of global unity, the Olympics really just polarize us further. A nation's ability to spend a lot on specific programs directly correlates to how well it does during the games. Medal counts become an almost poetic parallel to how well your country performs in the global economy. We pretend that this event brings us together, but it really just demonstrates how far apart we are.
The Olympics are more about national supremacy and financial disparity than unity and peace.