I have been reading about the fiascos at the Olympics in Athens and I have come to the conclussion that the Olympics is no longer a place where I would ever want to be competing in any event, not winter or summer. Judges scoring higher because of "pressure" whether from crowd or outside sources it matters not, it is wrong. There is no uniform scoring and only a select number of people do the judging. The scores can be changed at whelm.
Another peeve of mine is the Olympics were originally supposed to be a showcase for AMATEUR ATHLETES. I think it is wrong for any professional to partake in the games. Yes, I know everyone wants to see their country win the gold but it is not fair to the true amateur to have to compete against someone that makes their living at the sport. The professionals have their own arena to do their thing in.
And one more thing I am so tired of seeing totally rude people in the stands. I will never watch the Olympics again.