RIO Olympics

I’m amazed by the variety of “Sports” at the Rio Olympics. I haven’t watched many hours yet but I’ve seen everything from basketball, to fencing, to diving, to gymnastics, to rugby, to swimming, to kayaking, to diving, to skulling (is that a word).

I’m also surprised every Olympics how many nonsports are Olympic events. I contend events scored by judges and not by some objective criteria are not sports. They are exhibitions. I admit I’m old and was influenced during the Cold War years when judges were biased based on their Country’s political peruasion.

Explain to me how synchronized swimming can be an Olympic event but not baseball?

Oh well, there is nothing I can do to change the Olympics. Might as well just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.


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