whatever you're a fan of/not a fan of is irrelevant. The Olympics are a symbol of global unity. Unfortunately not all countries adhere to basic human rights, that doesn't mean that the Olympics should be abolished, though it does mean that there needs to be better rules in place so that countries that commit these crimes are unable to participate, and that if they want to compete they have to comply with a set of standards that are humane.
whatever you're a fan of/not a fan of is irrelevant
its irrelevant only if you're only seeing me as singular.
its relevant to the competitors if there ain't any viewership there won't be an event for the "work-out"
and by spectating that event, more childrens are trained for that.if there are lots of fans they will get more sponsorship thus getting better benefits.
Football World Cup is a symbol of global unity as well and its a real sport with great benefits with worldwide constant viewership even after the Cup unlike "running" what are the runners gonna do after olympic? more develop countries maybe they do some advertisements, sure but for many other countries they have nothing left, athletes that spent their whole life learning only how to run/swim/throw ball, HAH let shit fall unto them.
Where are your facts based Fred? You're being very arrogant and narrow minded. Not everyone likes football or team sports. I personally think football is rather homoerotic, and I don't want to watch grown men running around in short shorts chasing a ball.
I rarely sport at all. I barely watch TV, doesn't mean I think sport or TV should be banned because I might not like either.
I actually like watching marathon running and things like the triathlon, if they're on when I happen to be around a TV. So despite my apathy towards world sports, those events do have my half arsed viewership, but viewership nonetheless.
For some people sports in a passion, like writing is to some of us. The money doesn't matter, they are living for what they love. And in saying that we all have lives (and some of us jobs) outside our passions.
i'm being arrogant and narrow minded? I did never did say that everyone likes football of cause i know its subjective but the viewership/supporter/sponsorship/benefits are lightyears better than any sport(fact).
and FOR minorities that enjoy marathon/triathlon childrens are being forced to partake in such gruesome training.
your analogy with writing, yes its passion and own will but i really dont see childrens aspiring to be the best marathon runner and many are forced but footballers basketballers, definitely their own will.
yes we all have our own lifes, but these obscured after olympic events will haunt them for they have trained their whole life on ain't appreciated by the majority outside olympics.
you have a passion for marathon but do you buy the winner's jersey in turn helping them with their livelihood? no you just watch, clap and then switch the tv off. http://izismile.com/2012/08/02/how_they_train_olympic_champions_in_china_56_pics.html