Frank Malley: What are sports like football and tennis doing at the Olympics in the first place?
FIRST things first. Football should not be in the Olympics.Neither should tennis, nor should any other sport for whose competitors a gold medal is not the pinnacle of their careers.
Would Andy Murray rather have lifted the Wimbledon singles trophy to the skies this summer or have an Olympic gold medal dangle around his neck?
The answer is so obvious it barely requires more consideration.