Ina Fried
Jul 24, 2021 - Sports

2. The reality show Olympics

Illustration of an old-fashioned television with colored bars on it and the Olympic logo
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

TOKYO — This year's Games have drifted from the usual mix of sports and drama into reality TV: There are plenty of cameras, no live audience — and even the citizens of Tokyo have to watch on TV.

  • And, like with all reality TV shows, the contestants take the risks and the producers make the money.
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