I'm a big track and field fan so I'm looking forward to the Rio Olympics, which open Friday. And, yes, I know. The Games are rife with corruption -- so much so that I won't argue if you argue that watching the Games on TV makes me an enabler.
Track and field (or athletics, as the sport is called in most of the world) has major doping problems.
The Olympic organizing movement is a money-grubbing, self-serving organization.
Still, the Games are obviously way too big a deal for international journalists to give them limited coverage. Rather, they'll go all out covering every angle of the quadrennial circus.
Will that include religion angles? Religion journalists: What's here for us?
Actually, plenty, though being heard above the who-won-what hoopla won't be easy by any means.
Some historical context. Did you know the Olympics as held in ancient Greece were steeped in overt religious devotion?
Now read this overview piece from the Huffington Post on religion at the Rio Olympics. It begins as follows: