There was something missing from the recent Olympics—motor sport. I can think of no good reason why, when we have synchronized swimming, the Franklin Mint of sport.
The Arts were included in the Grecian Olympics, but the competitors had a shared cultural perspective. In 12 BC, King Herod sponsored the Olympic games, which were held in honor of Zeus. No wonder Herod received bad press. One objection used to be professionalism. There were professionals in the amateur days; they were simply paid in irregular ways. Now, track events decide who can become a millionaire in less than ten seconds.