The results usually take note of “Olympic records,” “world records,” etc., and competitors are identified as “the world champion.” Why isn’t the Olympics rolled into the concept of “world champion”? I should think that the Olympic gold medalist should automatically be the world champion.
So far as I can tell, the total costs of the London Olympics was something like $15 billion. Does that really make sense for a two-week event? So long as that much money has been spent on the infrastructure, why not make it a month or two-month-long event and make more extensive use of the facilities?
Feel free to add other general Olympics questions.