Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon has plenty of time to write this today, because it’s a Friday sandwiched in between Thursday and Monday holidays, carefully planned by the IOC to ensure Cariocas left town, or at least stayed home rather than go about their usual business.

Even though the Olympic Games haven’t ended yet, there are sufficient newsworthy events that have caught the Curmudgeon’s attention to merit a column. We’ll start with a highlight.

Most of The Rio Times readers are from either the U.S. or the UK, so we . . .

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