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Is the Winter Olympics just a television spectacular masquerading as a sports event?

The National's Robert Philip writes: "I readily accept that I may well be in a minority of one but, to these eyes, the Winter Olympics are a nonsense."

The National's Robert Philip writes: "I readily accept that I may well be in a minority of one but, to these eyes, the Winter Olympics are a nonsense. Biathlon, ice dance, moguls and aerials leave me - and I offer no apology for saying so - totally cold... "Whereas 204 nations competed in the Beijing Summer Games, only 82 countries sent teams to Vancouver. "Can any event from which most of mankind is excluded because they inhabit warmer climes really be termed Olympian?" Read his full article here. Do you agree with Robert? Have your say below.