The Olympics are a 2nd tier event

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    behind the World Cup, the Super Bowl, World Series etc

    Because the staple of the Summer Olympics is track and field.

    And track and field has become irrelevant since the 1970s.

    Add to that the loss of the Cold War good vs evil (The West vs Soviet Union, East Germany) etc....
     
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    You really are one ignorant fuck.
     
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    The Olympics BORE THE HELL OF ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I remember how transfixed I was by the Black Power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
     
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    Hope what happened to Greece after the Olympics doesnt happen to the Brits.

    Romney rescued the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics - which arent what they used to be either........................
     
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    Did you know they tried golf as an exhibition sport in the Summer Olympics?
     
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    The Olympics is 90% politics - 10% sport.

    ie 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Then during WW2 they were suspended.

    Then after that it was West against the Commies.

    Since the end of the Cold War - there has been no political theatre - unless you want to throw in the Muslim countires who blow anyway.......................
     
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    LOL sure...

    You do realize no on watches the "World Series" outside the US? And the Super Bowl is nothing but an excuse for a day off (since it airs during the night here in Europe). Hell even Cricket has a bigger world wide following and the world cup in cricket was watched by a billion people (think India and Pakistan).

    Now the World Cup in Football, European Cup in Football and Olympics all top the TV viewership rankings, historically and each year they are held.

    I do understand that most American's have zero national pride when it comes to sport, as you all pretty much avoid sports where you compete against the world with your best players (Ice Hockey, NBA, American Football, Baseball).. but for the rest of the world it does matter and people are proud of their countries accomplishments.

    So for the rest of the world it does matter... where as the super bowl, "world series" and so on dont matter jack for the world! :eusa_whistle:
     
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    That's obviously not true. Not that we give a shit what the rest of the world watches.
     
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    The Olympics have been ruined by allowing pro athletes to compete
     

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