Re: Simple solution
Pah, too easy. It's mostly about the bribes and corporate sponsorship. The corruption is simply there to grease the wheels for the whole nationalism bit. I guess there's a little sportsmanship involved but fortunately that's largely restricted to the actual athletes.
Besides, Rio is a nice place although I do wonder how they got suckered into footing the bill for this whole thing. I just wish LA would figure out what a tax sink 2024 would be like Boston did should they actually win.