Is it a sacred cow? It is certainly a cash cow for many people and organisations. And it is time to question the relevance of Olympic Games.
I reckon they have run their race.
Consider this tripe…..
OLYMPIC CHARTER Article 6: The Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team events and not between countries.
What unadulterated rubbish.
Governments and sports bodies (aka stakeholders) use patriotic nationalism and the “Olympic ideal” to satisfy their own goals. Minor sports receive exorbitant funding in the search for medals. Politicians piggy-back to popularity.
The Russian Winter Olympics are approaching – there are terrorist and political threats.
This is not a recent phenomenon.
My first memories of an Olympic Games was 1972 – terrorism/anti-semitism.
1980 and 1984 were tit-for-tat boycotts.
Officialdoms avoid being critical because they need the funding associated with Games status – and the public seems to fall for the hype cyclically….how many really care about Rowing 4s or 800m women’s track or beach volleyball?
It is time to get rid of this anachronistic political farce.
The IOC is corrupt. The money wasted is offensive. The Olympics encourage political subterfuge, extremism, drug cheating…and TV revenue.
The World Titles of each “discipline” is enough recognition of sporting excellence.
Hitler, like other power peddlers, knew about propaganda and populism.
Take a step back and see “Olympic” for what it really is.
The “Games” are redundant.