If the International Olympic Committee wants to give us anything to look forward to in 2022, it will need to plug some more fascinating forms of competition into Beijing’s schedule.
Everyone always tries to draw larger geopolitical conclusions from the Olympics, but it’s really just about the sports.
Kim Yo Jong’s brother is starving his own people to develop nuclear weapons he’s threatening to use, but you might not know that about her based on these headlines.
Before you start popping champagne bottles or using white-out on your map of North and South Korea, let’s pause and consider what led to this announcement and its consequences.
In this age of relativism, events like the Olympics are among the last bastions of aesthetic standards in professional performance.
Stripping down the compliance bureaucracy and its rules would allow for a clear and measurable set of health-centered goals that allow for athletes’ ambitions and willingness to take risks.
Counter the conventional narrative, the symbiotic relationship between sports and society has reverted to its original, proper status under the ancient Greeks: A rollicking good time.
If anything, the Olympics resembles the distasteful politics of the United Nations more than it does the triumph of the brotherhood of man.
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