In surprise news, the IOC has asked London if they'd be in a position to host the 2016 Olympics. Apparently, Rio might be fucking stuff up a bit. Who could have possibly seen this coming? Honestly, though, I'm getting less and less impressed with the Olympics. It's become way, way too financially driven, and less and less about the spirit of competition. Personally, I think they should just pick two places in the world; one for the summer Olympics, one for the winter Olympics, and then every Olympics is held at those two places for the foreseeable future. Any country would be allowed to use those facilities to train their country's Olympians, if they so choose, and countries bid to be that year's host country and share in the profits. It's fucking insane to dump the millions or billions of dollars into "one-off" facilities that are then left to rot for years to come. Focus: Discuss the current state of affairs of the Olympics. Alt-Focus: Describe your ultimate "Special" Olympics events.