POLL: Do We Glorify the Olympics Too Much?

The 2012 Summer Olympics are underway and many people look forward to the event every four years. However, there are some out there that aren't big fans. What side are you on?

Atheletes train their whole lives for this moment. Millions of people around the world watch the summer Olympics events with awe -- from swimming to gymnastics to track and field events. But is all of it overrated? 

A Patch editor thinks so in his opinion piece,

Does he make some good points that it happens too often, wastes resources and is all about the money, or is he just a cynic raining on the parade?

Vote in our poll and tell is what you think!

Phyllis McArthur July 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM
some of these athletes come from very humble backgrounds, recognizing these young people from all corners of the earth is inspiring. Remember the bobsled team from Jamaica? VERY unlikely team to to compete since they were from a tropical country. Although they crashed and (I think) didn't finish, they showed the true spirit of the Olympics. The Film "Cool Runnings" is based on the group of brave young men, and remains one of my favorite stories.
Senor Gigante July 30, 2012 at 06:50 PM
trampoline and skeet shooting? Really? and what's up with that ribbon dancing at the end of gymnastics? I just think they need to taper the events down. that's all.
Kali August 01, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Why do you ask this question? It's the only positive thing we get to see every 4 years. Athletes who have trained their whole lives for this moment. If there is any greed, it is the Media ( aka NBC ). So maybe if we could watch it all without being at the mercy of $$$ and commercials, it would be more enjoyable for most people. A far as the events, if you don't like one, don't watch it.


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