NBC alone will broadcast 2,400 hours of mind-number waist-expanding television during the 2018 Olympics (source). That’s more than one year of “full time” work.
Of course it is inspiring to watch the accomplished and disciplined. But on the other hand, who among us has embarked on a multi-year training program and stuck to it after being inspired by the Olympics?
Readers: Will world GDP fall during this event? People who glued to the TV aren’t working or buying stuff.