DRAFT: On one hand, the Olympics are not only about gathering the most prepared and most honorable athletes for the highest levels of competition, but it has also become a celebration of nations. Challenging the highest ideas of a global community we are faced with the reality of cheating and economic struggle to compete in a world market.
In our consumer driven world there is a place for anything-goes, steroid-driven, best of the best competition. It would be appropriate to reward winners for financial prizes and over the top bling for medals. In this way, those who want to allow for chemicals, politics, and finances can have their place and the Olympics can be about the best of human talent and training.