August 15, 2013

olympicspreview_oAre the Olympics still relevant? That’s a very good question I mean you have the world championships every year in all the so called Olympic sports. So who really cares what happened in the Olympics? I mean it used to be a really amateur sport until the US started losing in Basketball and the Russians dominated Hockey now they’re taking out Greco style wrestling, which was supposedly an original sport. Today Olympics are nothing more than a huge tourist trap that showcases professional athletes. I believe if you’re going to keep them around you should go back to the original system which was that the athletes were amateurs. Look what they did to probably the greatest Olympic Athlete of all time Jim Thorpe he played in one semi pro baseball game during a summer was paid the equivalent of around .50 and they stripped him of his medals. For those of you who don’t know who he was it was in the 20’s or 30’s where he won both the Decathlon and the pentathlon at the same Olympics. That feet has never been duplicated again. In today world he would have been paid thousands for playing baseball and would have still been eligible to compete in the Olympics. So think about this and maybe we’ll talk about it again this is Flounder saying CIAO from Colombia


  1. valerie said

    I see your point -but I do enjoy them. not all but some


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