The Olympics have become much less interesting since Michael Phelps hauled in his eighth gold. I had hoped that the track and field events would be good, but since Tyson Gay flamed out of the 100m in the semis I didn't even get to make any bad jokes about him and Walter Dix. I know you share my disappointment. At least I got to use "flamed".
The IOC seems to be disappointed with the lack of competition in the 100m and 200m races as well, where Usain Bolt smoked (he's Jamaican) everyone while setting new world records in both events. The IOC president complained that Bolt didn't have the Olympic spirit because he didn't congratulate his fellow runners. What should he have said? Congratulations on getting absolutely scorched? Congratulations, now no one will want to sign you to any endorsement deals because you got crushed? Congratulations, maybe next time; oh wait I'm 22 years old, I'm going to be dominating your sorry ass for the rest of your miserable career? So stupid. I always thought that congratulation implied the loser complimenting the winner, but I guess that's not the Olympic spirit. Doesn't the IOC have better things to do, like bury its head in the sand while China clubs some Tibetans?