Sometime around the dawn of television the Olympics turned into a celebrity showdown.
Has anyone noticed the ridiculous intro that has the "big name" American athletes standing in their uniforms?
It cracks me up because some of them are wearing the tight, speed suits. And now that one of them was disqualified from her race, I just don't want to deal with the disappointment every time I see it.
If anyone follows Apolo Ohno on twitter, you know that he posts like a teenage girl - all the time and about everything - he even says goodnight. The other day he posted something that I thought was quite motivational and uplifting. It's the Olympic creed.
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
I wish we could go back to the days when the athletes weren't celebrities but at least they're celebrities with passion and purpose.