Today the IOC began a three-day meeting in Acapulco, Mexico. Aside from the palm trees, azure waters, and warm sun, IOC officials have some important issues to discuss. Ironically, while they are all gathered in a sunny, tropical destination, they will be voting on issues concerning sporting events which are hoping for inclusion in frigid snow-covered host cities, beginning in 2014.
The IOC could create an American Idol-style show for IOC Committee results and I’d watch. I can imagine ESPN or NBC hosting the show, with Bob Costas or Rod Black as the emcee. They’d revel in keeping the audience enticed:
“And, now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Will women’s ski jumping be included in the 2014 Winter Olympics, held in Sochi, Russia? We’ll find out…right after the break.”