Thursday, July 26, 2012


Mitt Romney now in London has caused quite a political storm, questioning London's readiness to stage a successful Olympics.

Hélène Mulholland reports on Romney's statements in The Guardian:

"The US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has questioned the readiness of London 2012, saying there have been "disconcerting signs" in the buildup to the Games – but said the focus would soon switch to celebrating the athletes.

"Before meetings with David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband on Thursday, he told US television: "It is hard to know just how well it will turn out.""

But Romney goes on to perpetrate the biggest myth about Olympic Games—that they are all about athletes and competition.

That is the biggest baloney.  Romney, having managed the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, no doubt knows the vacuousness of his assertion.

The Olympics are all about money, money to be taken in by the Olympic Organizing Committee and the Olympic directors.  Athletes are merely the pawns used by the Olympic organization to lure spectators, TV contracts and advertisers.

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