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Why is watching the Olympics so much more pleasurable than watching any other televised sport?

By Sam Knight  

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Why is watching the Olympics on television so much more pleasurable than watching any other televised sport—any other television, really?

I am sure it is not better. I could have spent the half hour I gave to the second round of the men’s badminton competition last Monday night (not even the controversial women’s one) on something much more dramatic, and better put together: one of those billion dollar biology…

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