Michael E. White writes: Is it the Olympics that is changing, or is it the ambitions of the athletes? Technology has given them a voice, which has predominantly proved disenchanting. The gleaming luster of heros’ images is subsiding tweet by tweet. With every petty comment, temper tantrum in abbreviated clippings, and demand for money opportunities, they betray how average they are.
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