Sports and politics do mix


At long last, the secret that really is no secret is finally out: sports and politics do mix.

The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, said so, in a
speech over the weekend at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. If it is a mystery why
it took so long for the IOC president, any IOC president, to articulate the obvious, this IOC
president deserves full credit for not just recognizing reality but standing ready to build on it.

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