Once upon a time I enjoyed watching some Olympics events like gymnastics. Now I don't care.1. The IOC has turned what was once gra..
Why I Hate the Olympics
Published on 2012-07-31 02:28:00
Once upon a time I enjoyed watching some Olympics events like gymnastics. Now I don't care.1. The IOC has turned what was once grassroots and heartfelt into a moneymaking sponsor-driven ad fest.They security firms were unable to find enough security personnel needed to secure the games, but they managed to find almost 300 brand enforcers to walk around taping over faucets at local establishments bearing company names that haven't sponsored the event.Their corporate money-driven greed prevents anyone except NBC, who signed an exclusive contract for over $1 billion, from broadcasting the event so many people didn't get to see it and it wasn't live streamed on the Internet (what was, was plagued with delays and problems). Live events should not HAVE exclusivity contracts; they should be unenforceable. NBC wouldn't have covered the games otherwise?The IOC has tried to geoblock social media reporting about the event. My ONLY choice for seeing the Olympics is via illegal download (simple, but not interested). Update: Turns out I can see the Olympics on IBA
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