Olympic Games symbolise in general the struggle of existence, the competition with others which should be accepted. If one wins, besides, points to a defeat in the real life, while being defeated promises a success in the dream really.
(See also Allkampf, boxing contest, 'pentathlon', 'wreath', 'short distance run', 'struggle')
- are present at one as a spectator: others have in a thing the same aim like one himself,
- even as a competitor take part in it: one will be defeated by a rival or other applicants,
- are defeated in the competition or reach no decision: one will hit his rivals from the field, - timidity would be groundless.