I think part of it is the outrageousness of the Olympics rules, and that isn't London's fault.
The political nanny-police have ruined too many of the sports trying to even the playing fields and cater to the lower-level athletes.
I was watching the gymnastics all-around qualifying last night, and they were going nuts over the fact that the 24 best athletes WON'T compete against
each other. There is a "2 per country" rule, that will knock out some great competitors from the US, Russia, China, Romania, etc. You might be the
3rd best in the whole world, but also be the 3rd best from your country, and you won't even qualify for the final event.
Plus, all the BS drug-testing, all the BS about people being sent home for off-the-wall commentary. The games are being ruined by the PC-police. I
don't care if an athelete is a racist, a convict, or a meth-head, I watch the games to see the best of the best compete at their chosen profession,
but that isn't what we get with the Olympics these days. These days we get the same, rigid, politically correct, cliche interview answer, crocodile
tears that you see in every other sport. Manufactured drama, tempered joy, tempered disappointment, no passion, no competitiveness.
I don't want to see someone lose and talk about how happy they are that their competitor had a great day, I want to see them kick over some chairs and
choke their coach for making them pick a terrible routine, LOL!
Also, as to the Romney comments, and all the criticism of London this Olympics season..... are people forgetting the US had a bomb go off at our
Atlanta Olympics? How about the Tonya Harding incident?
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