Waste of bloody time.
We are up s*it creek financially and thousand upon thousands are going to lose their jobs and the remainder will be on slave wages.
Nevertheless, we can spare 12 Billion (and the rest) to watch grown men and women Hopinng, skipping and jumping. Chinese biological freaks bending themselves into weird positions upon pain of execution when they get home, chemically enhanced morons running short distances for no logical reason whatsoever.
Ok, I do appreciate the majesty and technical difficulty of the female beach volleyball but that is only one activity out of a programme full of crap.
Who in their right minds spends their life eating lettuce leaves and drinking water just so they can jump further down a sandpit than someone else.
Atletics? The beam is pointless. One wrong move and your love spuds are turned into mash - what is the bloody point? Again, the sheer brilliance of the females on the floor exercises is not lost on me. I am so enthralled I sometimes watch it back in slow motion.
Swimming? Big deal, you can squeeze into a man sized body condom and hold your breath for 2 minutes - so what. Go to Amsterdam for the weekend if that's what you want. Fair enough, the underwater shots of the female swimmers turning is of technical brilliance, again enhanced by frame by frame technology.
And for what? A McDonalds type trinket that will end up lost in your dressing up box. Give me a break. The emotion is not lost on me I grant you. You only have to see the female athletes hugging each other closely to see what it means to them.
Overall though, I would scrap the lot.