The world welcomed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with cloak and dagger, prepared to pounce on Vladimir Putin and his anti-gay politics. Strikingly, however, the left’s focus on homosexual equality has not shifted to the racial and ethnic equality of the Olympics.
Let’s face it: The Winter Olympics don’t represent the world as liberals would understand it. There is no “diversity,” and there is certainly no unilateral equality of competition. Olympic bullying is afoot.
The raw statistics speak volumes on this subject. The countries that sent the most Winter Olympians to Sochi are the United States (230), Russia (226), Canada (221), Switzerland (168), and Germany (153)—and, yes, an overwhelming majority of their athletes are white. After these, there are only six countries—all from Europe—with more than 100 athletes at the games. After the 11 slot, a steep drop off in participation ensues. Warmer climates are the easily the most underrepresented, which boils down to common sense. Regions that have no snowy mountains, and which are incidentally poorer by comparison, tend not to yield swaths of Winter Olympians.