How could Chicago not get the 2016 Olympic Games? cries the US media. They had Oprah! And the Obamas! And the Northern Hemisphere! At least they won one thing, says Mike Hegedus: a gold medal in naivete.
Suddenly everyone is an expert in the world of elite sport, where winning is all that matters. Sports researcher and sociological academic Dr James Connor says the post-Olympic recriminations are as Australian as green and gold.