Thanks Vai,My feelings exactly about what the Olympics are all about. I
was living in Europe during the 1980 Summer Games and was so disappointed at the
US boycott of those games. The drama and national pride on display for the whole
world are second to none!
It may have been one of the best events in ancient times, or earlier modern
times, but it has become considerably ridiculous of late. The IOC corruption,
the television coverage, the maudlin reporting, the number of new sports relying
on "judging" instead of face-to-face competition, and just the sheer
amount of fakery. It's time to start a separate Olympics (would
have to be under a different name, of course) with real core events, and
television coverage that doesn't feel like it has to put beach volleyball
on prime time most nights so that it can compete with Dancing with the Stars.
These are just a few reasons why the current Olympics is currently
not the best event on Earth. But it could be one of the best (let's be
reasonable and mindful of all the religious events happening on Earth as well)
if it were not so currently obsessed with displaying pageantry and hype instead
of the natural, organic valor coming from the competition itself.
Haven't watched them in years. Give me a Dodger World Series anytime.