UN Ambassador Criticizes Olympics
Monday, February 27, 2006
(SNN New York) The US ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said Saturday that the Olympics is hobbled "by bad management, by sex and corruption." Bolton also criticized the Olympics budget, noting that the host country pays more than other nations.
The host country pays more than other nations.
On Saturday, Bolton described the Olympics as inept, citing its inability to stop Iran's nuclear development. Bolton contended that throughout the Iranian situation he was told that international cooperation, the whole reason for having an Olympics, was the best way to resolve the situation. However, now that the Olympics are over, Iran is no closer to standing down their nuclear ambitions.
A strong critic of the Olympics throughout his political career, Bolton contends that, as the most powerful country on earth, the U. S. should win more metals. Bolton once said, "There is no such thing as the Olympics. There is only the international community, which can only be led by the remaining superpower, which is the United States."
Bolton is known for an unorthodox managing style
Bolton is known for an unorthodox managing style. He once chased an employee with a stapler, threatening to beat them to death. Bolton is also known for an unorthodox approach to sex, being a regular to many downtown New York sex clubs. But when it comes to corruption, Bolton tends to follow a more traditional style.
At a 1994 conference, Bolton said that you could eliminate 10 sports from the Olympics and no one would even notice.