Olympic bureaucrats overshadow the athletes

Olympic bureaucrats overshadow the athletes, by Brian McRea.

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As the 2016 Rio Olympics near their end, we hear the media and the Australian Olympic Committee wailing about the poor result (in their opinion) and the low number of gold medals won by Australian competitors.

This is the unfortunate result of the common assumption by “elites” and those slurping from the public trough who believe that money can buy anything — even if they are buying with “somebody else’s money”.

Read it all. Even in sporting events, as in so many areas of many life, bureaucrats increasingly run the show, consume more of the money, and take more of the credit.