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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Don't Know What To Say About This

I know some people who were involved in bringing the '96 games to Atlanta.  I have no doubt that this decision was made because of graft and bribery.  The swells who support modern pentathlon bribed members of the committee.

This is an outrage.  Plain and simple.  Wrestling is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious sports; modern pentathlon is a joke.

But all of these governing bodies - IOC, FIFA, the owners of American professional sports teams - are profoundly undemocratic and unresponsive.  At least Bud Selig and Roger Goodell have to worry about the fans and selling their product.  They bend to market forces if nothing else.

But these European based sports bodies are just the worst.

And this is a dark day for the Olympics.

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