The inconsistent and changing doping policies of the IOC, the IPC, WADA, the CAS and the numerous sports governing boards have generated uncertainty for athletes and sports fans.
The Olympics have been estimated to leave Rio from $2-11 billion in the hole.
The numerous well-publicized problems besetting the Rio Olympic games before they even start are symptomatic of a larger problem: the inability of a private organization to run an event of that magnitude.
When sports organizations take political stands, the result is often unintended consequences.
New York State is requiring $1M of insurance for life-altering brain injuries resulting from mixed martial arts (MMA), which previously had been banned in New York.
Fourteen months after Tom Brady was suspended for 4 games by the NFL Commissioner, after several million dollars worth of litigation, Tom Brady remains suspended for 4 games.
Previously unregulated eSports have established an integrity commission, in part to attract corporate sponsorships.
The health hazards at the aquatic sites in Rio are well publicized, but the IOC has done nothing effective to remedy the situation.
At least three private organizations have been dealing with the state-sponsored doping scandal swirling around the Rio Olympics: the World Anti-Doping Agency, the International Association of Athletic Federations, and the International Olympic Committee.
The recent suspension of Draymond James by the NBA compares very favorably with the NFL's suspension of Tom Brady, regardless of the correctness of the decisions.