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Tensions sparking change in U.S. Olympic world, but how much?

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By EDDIE PELLS

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There is a bad taste in international sports, partially because of political abuses by certain authoritarian govts and ramped doping from those countries no being fully held accountable.

I don't trust the Olympic organizations to provide clean competitions. The doping of a 15 yr old skater that didn't have her removed from competition immediately was the most recent huge scandal.

In the US, the state and federal govts don't fund Olympic sports. They are privately funded through advertising. Same for college sports. None of our taxes go towards these things (except at military academies).

I don't have any issue with the US Olympic committee paying for medals. I do have a problem with certain sports effectively providing 3 medals for looking left, then looking right, then looking forward. Basketball gets 1 medal for hundreds of competitors over many games, yet a swimmer can earn multiple medals for using different strokes? Hardly seems fair.

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The Olympics simply aren’t as popular as they used to be. People are tired of the corruption.

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