Pierre de Coubertin envisioned the Olympics as an inspiration, vehicle, and showcase for the values he espouses in his “Ode to Sport”
The Olympics are world class drivel magnets, and right up there at the apex of drivel is the story, rant or comment that this or that sport is undeserving of being included in the games.
We like to promote sportsmanship and a spirit of fair play. But when it comes to identifying the world’s best athletes, what’s agape got to do with it?
Who watches the watchers when the watchers are Olympic judges? This will be the most judged – read least objective – Olympics ever. Not a good thing unless you prefer a whiff of cheating with your sport.