The Olympics and other large sporting events are a disgusting mess which don’t deserve the money and attention we lavish on them. They do no good for the countries and cities which host them. Ask the citizens of Greece, China, and Russian if they are better off for having flushed tons of cash down the drain. There may have been a time when the kumbaya BS was helpful, but that time has passed. Now the good from two weeks of supposed “unity” is overwhelmed by the bad that flows from nations throwing money better spent elsewhere at athletics and sports.
The doping, the corruption, allowing pros in amateur competition; it’s lost its value. Besides, to the rich go the spoils. Just as Formula 1 races go to the teams with the most money, so go the Olympic medals to the best funded countries.
Having said that, if this debacle brings changes to the plight of women and reduces the humiliations and discrimination they are subjected to maybe we’re all a little better off.
Who Gets to Race as a Woman? http://nyti.ms/2bpcwn4