Friday, February 18, 2022

Sad Olympics


Once more:

"This scandal is a dramatic cut to her young and promising career and I sincerely hope that enough people are by her side and protect her so that she doesn't break," Two-time Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist Katarina Witt said. "Kamila has learned her quadruple jumps with infinite diligence and courage. No doping would have helped her to land these! And especially not with their artistic radiation! If anything, the adults responsible should be locked up for sports forever!"

I will try to keep my cool and not say this ruined the Olympics for me. There is something to the Olympics I love, and this doesn't have to touch, well, Curling, for instance. But I would like to once again present Katarina Witt's elegant quote above and add that the blame, to a level possibly even of criminality, for the situation regarding the figure skating scandal, is so great and deep for everyone from Thomas Bach, the head of the I.O.C., down to Eteri Tutberidze, the reviled coach, that even if you could twist your way to contrive some responsibility in the matter to an unreasonably accomplished 15 year old girl, there couldn't be even a single gram left over from these powerful figures to lay on her plate.

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