Olympics and the perversion of sport

Are the Olympics the high point of a sporting religion? Harley Filben investigates

It has been a commonplace since the 19th century that art is the new religion; and equally it has been a commonplace since the rise of that peculiar individual, the sports pundit, that sport is itself a form of art. From this, we may deduce - in dubious syllogistic fashion - that sport is a religion.

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