Why Do I Not Write About the Olympics?

Six years ago I would have written something about the Olympics. But after seeing the truth about them and the money spent and the political games played with them. I really no longer care if there is an Olympics or not. That is my thinking’s over a cup of wonderful coffee, this morning…

I am writing this article because people are bothering me about why I am silent about the Olympics? I get all the regular bull about how Russia sucks and stuff like that and I get the bull about how I am embarrassed by Russia…

No not really, because it seems to me that while Russia seems to have a lack of final drive for the gold, they are really gathering lots of silver and bronze. So I think they are doing fine and am proud of them. I just think that the Olympics has become a farce…

My awakening toward the Olympics began in 1996 during the Olympics at Atlanta, Georgia…

I was responsible to feed a huge portion of Olympic personnel and athletes. Now I was not the only one who did this, but I remember we exceeded a quarter million meals, that encompassed meals on site, meals delivered and carry out meals…

I remember that I had clearance to get behind the scenes and I got to watch the political issues happening first hand. I remember how they destroyed the poor areas of Atlanta in the name of the Olympics. In fact I had several workers that talked to me about what happened to them as the Olympics was redesigning the Atlanta area…

It was an eye opener for me and would have been more of an eye opener, except I worked twenty hours a day for months trying to get ready and to feed unbelievable meals to a country size crowd of people…

It set the seeds in place though for my future thinking’s on the Olympics…

That set my sights on the money spent on the Olympics and by the time I have watched the money being spent on the Sochi Olympics for 2014 and see what shape Russia is in, then I look at the money being wasted on what amounts to literally nothing of importance. I realized after this farce we call the London 2012 Olympics, that governments should not even be allowed to be part of the Olympics…

The Olympics should be nothing but a amateur sports event and private money backs the Olympics. There should have been one huge island somewhere made into a permanent Olympic island and that is where the Summer Olympics is held every time. The same goes for Winter Olympics also…

It should be a private enterprise and driven by private money. If there is no interest then there will be no Olympics. No athlete gets paid, because everyone does it for the love of the sport. The only money paid to them is money to get to the Olympics and money for food and basic necessities…

But then I believe that all sports should be amateur and only amateur. I have believed that since I was younger and I watched baseball teams go on strike. I realized then that money was the only factor and they could careless about the fans…

No hero’s in sports…

No I do not have the answers at all about the Olympics, but I do know when I see a wrong and it is wrong when millions and millions starve everyday and we prefer to spend billions on Olympics and trillions on wars…

Oh don’t say that wars and Olympics are not the same…

When we have to roof mount missile defense systems because we are worried that someone will attack the games, then we have reached a point that war and the Olympics has become one and together…

When Georgia waits until the 2008 Olympics in China to attack South Ossetia, then war and Olympics is the same…

It will only get worse from here on out. Do expect major issues in the 2014 Olympics. The West is still pissed off by Putin getting that sewed up and it would have been better for Russia to have never tried to get the Winter Olympics in 2014…

So that is why I do not write about the Olympics, or any sports hardly for that matter. Sports are too politicized and monetized for my interests…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


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