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What Lessons are the Olympics Teaching?

Should the Olympic Games be politicized?  Should the rules governing amateur sports be controversial?  Or, by definition, should the games display the athleticism of the competitors, their talents, abilities, love of sports, and the spirit of fair competition?  Shouldn’t competition be the name of the game? Apparently, the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), which governs competitive gymnastics, does not think so.  Until the Jordan Wieber “controversy” I was unaware of the rules governing gymnastics competition.  They almost read like an excerpt from The Communist Manifesto. Continue reading