"Panem et Circenses"
Last year the International Olympic Committee accepted Kosovo as a member and at Rio 2016 the tiny nation of less than 2 million will very likely receive at least one gold medal. Over time the perceived meritocracy of sports and entertainment will provide ample parts distraction and discipline for those seeking the glory of gold or sponsorship.
Could athletes be a solution for Kosovo? With such an adolescent population the timing is tight, both as competitors and spectators.
Sports leads to nationalism, infrastructure, sponsorship and international recognition, it may be that nation building may be founded on the backs of athletics and wifi.