They’re really a bit of a scam, aren’t they?
If the Olympics is supposed to be about the fraternity of nations, how can you have an Olympics that requires weather patterns that don’t occur in most countries of the world?
cheers to Nasa for the image
How can you have an olympics where the only developing countries to have ever won a medal are China (19) Kazakhstan (5) Uzbekistan (1) and North Korea (1)? Where no African middle Eastern or South American country has ever won a medal? (….or Carribean for that matter…)
(Can I say, props to Disney for Cool Runnings, a movie about trying your best, failing and staying dignified, (based on a true story), that I remember loving and watching repeatedly as a child. Formative, ne?)
Since not all the continents are represented, they should not be allowed to use the Summer Olympics symbol. Perhaps something like this would be more appropriate:
In fact, winter sports are so distant from most people’s experience that the broadcast network has to pay a slew of football commentators to mock, muddle and misinterpret the events.
Which pleases the informed viewing public so much they set up this Facebook group:
What a mess. Your thoughts?