How much interest would there be in the Olympics if the use of national emblems (ie..national anthems of "winning" competitors home country) were eliminated. Or the elimination of national symbols from uniforms etc.??? Would people still take note or is it a nationalistic competition of "my country is better than your country"?
Why do they raise the winners flag and play his national anthem? Isn't it supposed to be about the competition?
2nd question...are any of the particular events still restricted to amatuers?