by Patrick Appel
Mike Marqusee complains about it:
The Olympic boosterism treats competitive sport as something it is not and never should be – mandatory.
Norm Geras rolls his eyes:
I've enjoyed quite a few events – the ones that interest me and some odds and ends casually watched – and ignored everything I didn't want to see or didn't have time for; I've read almost nothing from the daily press coverage. Just like that. Anyone who pleads they're overwhelmed by the hype is someone wanting to be annoyed.
Like the video above, Alyssa Rosenberg suggests ways to improve Olympic coverage.