The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News:
No one goes for the gold quite like the International Olympic Committee.
The NFL and its Super Bowl? FIFA, soccer’s governing body, and its World Cup?
When it comes to crass commercialism, they’re pikers by comparison. The IOC will rake in $6 billion from the London Olympics, and its elite governing board couldn’t care less that more than half of the participants have to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.
Here’s what the Olympic spirit means to IOC President Jacques Rogge: