Back in 1998, with the world gearing up for the summer Olympics, I was assigned to interview a former Olympian who swam in the 1972 Munich games.
The Olympics, she believed, had become something different since her participation all those years ago. It was about drug testing and big corporate sponsors more than athleticism and sportsmanship.
Certainly, the games have changed over the years. Indeed, drug tests and big money rank high in sports stories these days. And, by all rights, this former medal-winning swimmer had some important insights.