Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Juan Antonio Samaranch dead at 89

Farewell to the Robert Moses of the Olympic Games. There's some good and a lot of bad mixed in there. Good: ending the stupidity of the "amateurs only" Olympics. Bad: a legacy of gross IOC corruption dressed up as political savvy. Good: Unified Team in 1992. Bad: turning the Olympics into the most crassly commercial enterprise outside of the American film industry. Good: women integrated into the old boy's club. Bad: members of murderous regimes integrated into the old boy's club. And so on, and so on...

1 comment:

The Original Donald said...

IOC-The UN of sports

The Original CTRGGRDonald
and that's NOT a good thing!