Every two years, the world waits in anticipation for the Olympic Games. It is the height of athleticism, competition, and pride in one's country. For athletes that compete in the games -- this event can be the realization of dreams or the disappointment of a lifetime.
All of this fanfare, built around games.
While the Olympics represent the upper echelon of games, for many, games are simply a way to pass the time, connect with others and have fun. The Olympics utilize the best in facilities and technology, but many games for people in developing nations involve found objects, a heavy dose of creativity and ingenuity. These games will never make it to the Olympics -- and that's okay. The joy they bring to their participants is worth more than a gold medal.
CHECK OUT GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: