Reminds me of what seemed to me to be a telling contrast at the Atlanta Olympics, where money talked louder than at any other Games I've ever attended. I recall walking past a club where the U.S. basketball Dream Team was partying one night, and they had security swarming around the place (Atlanta cops, as I recall; who knows who was footing the bill) and limos lined up outside (at USOC expense?) so that any player who decided to call it a night would have immediate transport back to their hotel.
The great contrast was seeing Mark Croghan, after he had just placed 5th in the steeple, leaving the stadium on a MARTA train and no one even offering him a seat.
>Well, last year I saw Reyes Estevez on the subway
>in Munich a day after he won silver at the
>European Champs. Maybe the world hasn't changed
>all that much