Everyone relies on cliches. The Olympics is increasingly about money and marketing - in China more than ever before because the market is so huge. I just saw the Opening Ceremony and it was the most amazing spectacle I have ever witnessed. Let them butcher the minorities and restrict free speech. I just don't understand this sentiment that the Olympics is somehow about something other than the sports. It's just not. I'm seeing this thrown around all over the place without any sort of explanation.