17 Aug '16, 4am

David Hunter writes about booing at the Olympics, and why it has no part in sports! #rio2016

David Hunter writes about booing at the Olympics, and why it has no part in sports! #rio2016

The Games Of The XXXI Olympiad Excuse Me, No Booing At The Olympics August 16th, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Sunday evening when Usain Bolt was introduced prior to the start of his 100m semi-final race, the Jamaican defending champion was showered with a torrent of cheers from his adoring fans. Frankly, prior to the commencement of their competition, all Olympic athletes receive cordial greetings from the fans before the contest commences. Well, maybe not all. When American Justin Gatlin was introduced the same evening in the very next heat of the 100m semi-final, he was loudly booed. At subsequent points in the evening - after the semi results were announced, before the final, and even during the medalists' victory lap - the booing of Gatlin, who has won Olympic 100m medals of all colors, resumed with increasing intensity as the evening progressed. The serial booing was a grotesq...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2016/08/the-games-of-the-xxxi-o...

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