There was a time when here at TheField we believed in the Olympics. Sadly, something has changed. It’s just not the same now with every winner being eyed by us with suspicion. Not all of it is justified but it’s clear that it has been in too many cases.
For those who are old they might remember the amazing sight of Bob Beamon in 1968. His long jump beat the previous best by nearly two feet! He looked like he was floating and it was pure magic and we loved it. If that happened in Rio we’d wonder what he was on and the moment just wouldn’t be what it had been in ’68.
We’d have all lost out there.
So we are left with the cynical belief that the video below should be the Official Theme Tune to Rio 2016!