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Christopher Hitchens' Bizarre Attack on the Olympics

Hitchens has unleashed torrents of hatred on the Olympics for 'breeding hatred' -- when the truth is that they let off steam.

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To use one of his despised sports analogies, Christopher Hitchens is like an aging pitcher whose fastball abandoned him years ago. But in sports, once the skills are gone, you are kicked to the curb. Writers clearly get to just keep on going.

Dave Zirin is the author of "What's My Name Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States." Read more of his work at

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