They are over and it makes one wonder if there will ever be an Olympic Games without controversy. I don't have to list them here, but they (the controversies) are many. We are now left with some question marks regarding many of the Gold medals and if they will be re-awarded. It must now be determined if the Chinese women gymnasts were underage and if the Jamaican track team was doped up. How sad. If there is deceit and cheating, is it worth even having this kind of event? There are world meets in all the venues and I am thinking that this might be good enough. How better can the world allocate the huge dollars that are spent? It is likely that the Olympics are more about money than sport. The billions that are spent are definitely stimulating somebodies economy but it is not that of the poor of the world.
I am leaving all this behind me for a week. No blog posts or email, phone calls or bills to pay, no alarm clocks, no work, no computers or Internet, just some R & R. Not necessarily well deserved, but taken nonetheless. It remains to be seen if I can survive this ordeal. I will let you know on Monday Sept. 1