Why do some countries seem to dominate the Olympics?

Author's Note

Jessika Toothman, Staff Writer
Jessika Toothman, Staff Writer

I've always felt my heart go out to all those sole athletes in the parade of nations, accompanied by a couple of coaches or compatriots, but for all intents and purposes, alone in representing their nations. The only ones present to carry their nation's flag. But they're so proud, so elated to be there. It's enough to make any spectator's heart swell for their delight and dignity.

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