Rio 2016 Won’t Be The Best Olympic Games Ever; Keep Calma & Know None Ever Were

The best ever: the term applied to Michael Phelps at London 2012 as he took his golden tally to 18 … but not to the Games, terrific as they were in many ways; not to any Games, in fact … they all had their merits and downsides - and Rio 2016 will be no different [Photo: Craig Lord]

Editorial: Some long-established mythologies (if you’re under 10, please read no further), like the bloke who delivers gifts in a red suit, have the kind of universal appeal that guarantees their survival. Then there are those that have no appeal whatsoever beyond the most transparent aspect of world sports politics: the propaganda of ‘best ever’

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Editorial: Some long-established mythologies (if you’re under 10, please read no further), like the bloke who delivers gifts in a red suit, have the kind of universal appeal that guarantees their survival. Then there are those that have no appeal whatsoever beyond the most transparent aspect of world sports politics: the propaganda of ‘best ever’

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