Three-time Olympian Lolo Jones is now blaming the historic fall in ratings for the Tokyo Olympics on the rise of political activism in sports.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Three-time Olympian Lolo Jones said political activism at this year’s Tokyo Olympics has viewership way down, noting that there needs be a “delicate balance” between politics and sports.
“I think sometimes people just want to tune in to watch sports, to just watch sports, and they’re not there for the political side of it,” Jones told Fox News.
“But then on the athlete’s side, the athletes are like, ‘this is the biggest platform I’ve ever had and I want to speak my causes,’” the athlete added.
As highlighted by The Daily Wire, the U.S. women’s soccer team took a devastating 3-0 loss to Sweden early Wednesday morning in their Tokyo Olympic opener, breaking their 44-game winning streak.
The ratings for the Tokyo Olympics are the lowest in 33 years, reflecting an audience that is obviously less interested in watching the games than in the past.