The Winter Olympics begin February 7 in Sochi, Russia, and people are getting nervous over terrorism threats, anti-gay laws, the toilet situation, and whatever Vladimir Putin might do.
Columnist Charles Lane argues that the Olympics have gotten too politicized, too expensive, too drug-saturated, too corrupt, and too corporate. We should just end them. Read his case against the Olympics here.
Does he have a point? Or is there still value in having virtually all of the countries of the world come together in a huge athletic event? Might the Olympics be reformed rather than killed?