More than half Americans plan to follow Olympics

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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Feb. 5, 2014 10:19 a.m.

    Why bother to run down the Olympic Games if you haven't watched them in 12 years? Sure, there's plenty of money involved, but most of it ends up, not with the athletes, but with advertisers we hear praised as "job creators" in any other context. No one forces 2Cents or anyone else to watch, so it's like pizza toppings - not worth debating.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 5, 2014 5:38 a.m.

    I think that half the americans will watch or follow the Olympics is a bold expectation by US commercial and business related companies.

    There is no pleasure in watching replays of Olympics that are edited and cut and reformatted to fit a few designated time slots featuring few events and Olympic performers between long commercials. I'd rather watch the news reel replays of the germane olympics of 1938(?) than current events where skills are secondary and artificial enhancements falsify true skills.

    The last time I watched an Olympic events was in 2002. The long commercials and limited information of the events has made it boring to be interested in the sports now. Since they have allowed professionals to compete in the games it has lost its meaning as an armatures skills. Paid professional athletes are not worthy contenders for the medals and demeans those who strive on their own skills without selling products and their souls.

    Its a bad time for athletes of commercialized Olympic venues. They have become rigged and outdated sports.