Why Bother With the Olympics?

So many people are turning the channel this year- are we missing something?

“Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the pieces with gold. Gives broken objects a new life and teaches that a break can be lived as a unique event that can be seen as a precious experience. Inspired by this unique concept as well as the upcoming Olympics Games in Tokyo, I created a series of digital mosaic artworks.” February 6, 2020 ( Charis Tsevis)

Are the Olympics broken? Corrupted by corporations, cash and politics? That can sometimes happen, within even the most stolid and enduring institutions.

Are the Olympic Games merely obsolete- a vestige of a bygone day? A relic of a past in which society was more cohesive with fewer entertainment options?