TheOlympics?summer/winter whatever?have become an encomium to obsessive behavior, moneyworship, and bending the rules to win at all costs.
Ihate it. Not that there are not Olympic athletes who are spectacularlyexcellent at what they do...there are.
Buthaving watched none of it, while reading and listening to daily reviews of allof it--and how can one escape unless one runs off to hide in a cave?--I have cometo the sorry conclusion that some of the finest athletes in the 2012 Summer Olympics may have intentionally lost initialless-interesting races in order to increase the hype for later races that weremore interesting.
Thisrealization came to me when I read that badminton teams were throwing theirgames for what the badminton teams claimed were good and moral reasons. If thatcould happen in badminton, it could happen in other games and races as well.And I am convinced this corruption did happen where highly promoted athleteswere involved.
Ihate the fact that pre-pubescent girls train all day for years doing a12-second routine over and over and over. I also hate that when these girlsstart to show signs of puberty some are given drugs that put off the maturingprocess.
Ihate the fact that the Olympics put obsessive behavior, cheating to win, moneyand adulation on a pedestal along with athletic prowess.
Thesegames, which supposedly are a testament to the greatness of amateur athletes,have become as corrupt and dishonest as games played by professional sportsteams.
No?letme rephrase that. The Olympics have become as corrupt and dishonest as gamesplayed by teams in colleges.
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