The vast illusion of the five-ring circus in Rio
Clare Balding likes a story.
If she can tell you a story, any story at all, she will. Because you clearly don't have the small amount of imagination required to engage with an event in which these insanely-driven people are trying to do something better than it's ever been done before in human history, or just trying to do it better than everyone else on the day, so you need it juiced up with something else.
You need a story.