I was watching that rhythmic gynastics business on NBC this evening, this after watching Brazil suffer defeat to the U.S Women's soccer team. Then followed by the men's triathlon. The coolest, but I think needs to go, Table Tennis, was nowhere to be found on the t.v schedule. This then lead me to then think, you can win a gold medal for table tennis. Rumor has it that Wharton School of Business at UPenn "automatically" accepts graduate students who have: 1- Won a gold medal 2- Are a Navy Seal 3. Won a gold medal for table tennis Don't get me wrong, I bite at table tennis, but considering the Olympics are back in the origin country, I wonder if Zeus and Aphrodite chuckle about the events that are a stretch to be considered "summer games" Is anyone with me on this? I enjoy the Olympics and I respect any person who is blessed with an incredible skill, but I do question the saturation of events that are now part of the Olympic games. I mean Badmiton very well might be the greatest entertainment of these Olympic games for me, but does it qualify on the same stage as Track & Field, Soccer, Gymnastics (not Rhythm), Swimming etc. I realize these are the more "popular" events, but they are also the events that demand physical and mental strenghts being tested for weaknesses. I also respect skaters and bikers, but for the Olympics to even consider modernizing to add x-treme sports to the Olympics is breaking the tradition and respect for the "games" every four years. I thought the addition of the Tri-athlon was a fantastic addition. This is only the second Olympics that the event has been part of the Olympics. This is just my opinion, but I was curious as to others perspectives in a respectful manner. If you agree then I'd love to know, if you disagree, help broaden my initial perspective- Mia Hamm is fine.