Vai's View: Olympics filled with inspiring moments — on and off the court


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  • killpack Sandy, UT
    Aug. 15, 2012 12:50 p.m.

    There are Arabs in Iran. They are an anomaly, but they exist. Yes, finding an Arabic Iranian at a Mormon meeting in Athens is pretty unlikely. That was the point of the article.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 1:52 p.m.


    Thanks for sharing your perspectives.

    We are all in this together and we should all be able to get along. They Olympics are a great example of that.

    As little league football starts up again let's hope that all of the parents and kids remember that it is a fun game as long as people keep it that way.

  • Just an Observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 1:03 p.m.

    I think Vai may be showing the effects of working under the constraints of a deadline. "teleste" accurately pointed out that most Iranians are not Arabs. My experience is they might take offense at being termed such.

    Also, "expat" (not ex-Pat) is short for expatriate--a person residing outside his home country--not ex-Pat or ex-patriot or ex-anything else.

  • theodoreable Heber City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    Vai...those memories are great. I first met Andy in '88 before he was a member...and then met you in '04 in Athens with him @ Church. Great memories. Thanks for sharing.

  • Coyoteghost Saint George, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 7:57 a.m.

    Thanks, again, Vai,

    My guess is that every father who has had a son serve a mission resonates with the opportunity that you had with your son in London.Spending each evening with the Saints who knew him would be golden memories--for both of you.

    Keep writing!

  • timpClimber Provo, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    As usual Vai gives us a refreshing viewpoint with a spiritual insight. Thanks Vai.

  • teleste Austin, TX
    Aug. 12, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    Most Iranians are not Arabs. I'd wager the person who gave the prayer in Farsi was a Persian-Iranian.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    Aug. 12, 2012 11:32 p.m.

    Great article Vai! As I sat and watched the closing ceremonies with my family, I could help but stop and think, "this is how the world should be. Everyone getting along and enjoying each others friendship". It really isn't that hard.

    Peace on earth and good will towards men.