Does the list of best paid Olympic athletes affect your enjoyment of those athletes or the games they play at all?
Roger Federer makes the most. LeBron James, the next most. Maria Sharapova is the fourth most and the highest paid woman in the games, according to the Eurosport blog. Except for Usain Bolt, the top twenty are all tennis or basketball players.
Just as a comparison, in Olympic men’s soccer, men must be 23 years of age or younger to compete, with the exception that three team members may be over the age limit Read more. Very different from some of the other sports.
Does this mix of professionals and amateurs make sense to you? Does it change how you feel about those particular sports in the Olympics? If so, how? Does it change how you feel about the Olympic games overall?
Do you think that poetry and theater should be brought back to the Olympics? They were part of the spectacle back in the times of Ancient Greece, and also a part of the introduction of the modern Olympics in 1896. Would anyone notice if you brought competitive arts back now?