I wrote about why I think the Olympics are kind of a sham back in the summer of 2012. It isn’t hard to find other voices out there who question the true necessity and integrity of the games.
And now, of course, the 2014 Winter games in Sochi bring with them a whole new set of complications and controversies, from dog killing to ineffective toilets to a level of homophobia that would make the Robertson family blush.
But that stuff is all specific to the location. The games are silly no matter where they are.