Are all Olympic Dorm Rooms Equal? Nah.
I can hear you now, "Eat your heart out, Bode, you coulda saved on the beer."
U.S. Olympic speedskater Apolo Ohno appears "excited to come home to a place designed to help my performance."
Other room enhancements include sensory changes involving temperature, lighting and visual stimuli. However, at the request of the USOC's Sport Performance Team, the complete details are not being revealed to prevent competing countries from gaining the same competitive edge as the U.S. athletes. ~ Ohno Gets Room Improvements.Is anybody as uneasy about this as I am? Should rich countries get to provide more scientific pampering to their athletes during the games?
Remember, at the original games there weren't even toilet facilities. Things got heck-a-ripe in Old Olympia. If you were rich maybe you got to stay in a tent.
Now, I'm not saying that we should try to turn back the clocks a couple millenia and make electric light and sewage systems illegal during the games, and I'm not saying that these experiments can't be carried out back in the US at some training facilities. But somehow we've come to love the idea that the Olympic Games were about individual achievement of a sort that trascends arbitrary political boundaries, while paying enough homage to the homeland so we mere mortals can root for the locals if we choose.
Besides, what if Rosekind is wrong, and we've really been designed to Sleep In Shifts?