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SYDNEY, Australia — The Olympics end today. The final medals will be decided. But I’m ready to name my own winners and losers of the past few weeks.
By the way, I am a purist.
Only gold …and tin.
* Gold: To out-of-retirement swimmers Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres. They came. They saw. They delivered.
* Tin: To French track diva Marie-Jose Perec. She came. She saw. She ran away.
New Olympic Event
* Gold: Triathlon. Every time you watch it, you think “grueling.”
“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons.”
The people who run the Olympics have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
Inside are goodies such as free trips, jobs for children, college scholarships and an old favorite, cash.
These goodies were offered by cities hoping to host the Olympic Games. Since the Games and all their tourism dollars come only once every two years, you can see how, as the competition swelled, so did the pot.