. . . . isn’t with the costumes, which have come in for criticism here. My issue is that the Olympics surround impressionable young athletes with a drenching atmosphere of alcohol, drugs, parties, literally tens of thousands of condoms (that number is always publicized before every Olympics), and in general - outside the individual competitions and behind the cameras - basically a bacchanal of physicality, sleeping around, parties, and self-indulgence. Back in my day much of this would have been called “contributing to the delinquency of minors.” (And yes, I realize that a number of the competitors are technically “adults” - like 32-year-old Ryan Lochte, a fine specimen of responsible manhood.)
Or: have I just become a dried-up old prune in thinking like this?