PLACP, that's the point
Get politics out of sports and you will see drugs out get out of sports too.
I want my kids and their kids to have an opportunity to run. I do not want to hear that they "run" for this coach of for this country.
Running is for the SELF. It is the last bastion of freedom.
No, I do not want to wrap myself in a flag or to put my hand over my heart. I do not want to hear an anthem or see a flag. I want to be able to cuss out or chest bump my rival. I do NOT want to give anyone the evil eye emulating phelps.
I want to be able to run free. I want to be able to rejoice my competitor: my success is in a large measure due to him or her being so very, very awesome. I want that for my kids.
Why is that so hard to get?
Sadly, you never will ...