What’s worse than holding a party that you can barely afford, sparing no expense, practically bankrupting your nation’s economy, that you barely pulled together by the last minute and holding it under the ongoing ever present threat of terror?
What’s worse is holding that party – – and NOONE shows up?
Is it the terror? Lack of interest? Cost of the tickets? Greece is saying that the opening days are low in attendance because the opening sports events are not popular ones in Greece – – let’s hope so!
Maybe it’s because I’m getting older — but I can remember when the Olympics were THE OLYMPICS (play appropriate Olympic music here)!!! I remember looking forward to it with great anticipation and making sure I scheduled my time accordingly so that I could watch. I remember getting the schedules in advance so I knew when and where to be!
I just don’t feel that way anymore. Is it that the Olympics aren’t purely for amateurs anymore? Is it because it’s too commercialized these days? Too politicized? Or maybe I’ve just gotten older and as the years pass, priorities change.
Who knows? One thing is for sure, though – – when it comes time for the winter Olympics – – I’m always there for the downhill skiing events!