Nice blog... enjoy the track and field portion now of the olympics.
The running events and some of the jumps are truly the only sports offered where all countries have more or less on equal footing..
Soccer ,boxing, wrestling would be considered sports which are common in most countries around the world?
Most of the olympic events are unfair because most of the countries don't have the money or infrastructure ...you name it...from equestrian, swimming, gymnastics etc...the list is endless.
Don't even get me started on the winter olympics which should be banned...and just call it the world championships from now on.
george, i've had trouble accepting "sports" that are decided by judges. diving and gymnastics are spectacles of talent and ability, but not sport. cirque de soleil could probably clean up in gymnastics. wonder why qatar or the uae don't hire them to give it a try??
Perry O'Brien once held the record for right and left handed throwing of the shot put.