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am I the only runner who could not give a fig (or rather an olive!)about the olympics.I am a mediocre runner who would never watch sport on tv or anywhere unless injured. my reasons:
(1) the professionalism of the athletes or lack of professionalism varying across the sports.(2) its never a level playing field - both in the size of the country population and the money that is devoted to the athletes(3) drug cheats,bribery scandals and the hypocrisy of selectors and appeals procedures(4) the media circus with people forever wittering on about 'the legacy' and the 'success' of the games(5) why are certain events deemed blue ribands.All medals winners should be regarded as equal.(6) it encourages nationalism (7)no lasting benefit .if Britain won 100medals or one what difference does it make?The armchair audience of Great Britain will forget the achievements as soon as its finished.(7)any sport where the performance is open to interpretation such as skating or gymnastics should not be represented.(8) Sports such as chess where you cannot cheat are not represented(and before somebody says its not a sport its comes within the Olympic umbrella).(9) I heard reports (radio5) surprise surprise that the British Olympic bid had submitted an application which was vastly underbudget so that surely is false representation. any additional reasons why the olympics stink would be appreciated!