INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
HBO's "REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL" TELLS ALL AND IT'S PRETTY SHOCKING
Every once in a while, some scandal or other erupts involving Olympic athletes from one country or another, like the current one over Russian state sponsored doping. Or you've probably seen all the reports of how "sketchy" the preparations have been for the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Olympic Games beginning next week. You know, the raw sewage pouring into the lagoon where the long distance swimming competition will occur, for example. And hardly a year goes by that some summer or winter Games are way over budget, bankrupting London or Athens, or athletes caught with muscle enhancing drugs in their bloodstreams.
But it hadn't occurred to me that the folks who actually run the Olympics - manage the bidding, sign the contracts, investigate and punish wrongdoers - the International Olympic Committee (the "IOC") - might be the biggest scandal of them all. This tough hitting documentary that I saw the other night on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" about just how bloody corrupt, arrogant and fascist these folks are. Bribes, payoffs and extortion are just the run of the mill stuff HBO's "Real Sports" unearthed. It's a pretty foul picture and it was a total shock to me. Here's some intro information from HBO's "Lord of the Rings"
Here are a couple of trailers from HBO. If you watch the entire documentary, you will never think of the IOC committee guys in the same light as you do today.
The Lords of the Rings
The entire documentary, "The Lords of the Rings" is on HBO.
The IOC business is such a shame. The entire organization needs to be disbanded and rebuilt from scratch.
Have a Good Day Folks.