Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday one of the Curmudgeon’s friends wrote him from the USA: “I feel for you. The hassle of hosting the Olympics. I don't know why anyone would want to agree to such a thing; it certainly would not be the people who actually live there.”
The Curmudgeon responded that he was wrong: the people who actually live here supported the bid to host the Games — in fact, the people of Rio rejoiced!
One reason is that, when the bid was made and accepted, Brazil was in full-fledged . . .