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Five ways to improve the Olympics

Games must do more to include economically disadvantaged nations

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The Patrouille de France flies during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games and handover of the flag in Paris on Aug. 8: the Olympics are still more about geopolitics and expressions of power than celebrations of human achievement.   © Sipa/AP

Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of Global Institute for Tomorrow and a member of the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome. His latest book "Dismantling Global White Privilege: Equity for a Post-Western World" will be available from December.

During the Olympics, there was worldwide jubilation in celebrating humanity's sporting excellence. Briefly, it felt like global unity had improved.

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