Straight up speed climbing is competitive but completely uninteresting to watch.
Sport climbing comps are like watching paint dry.
Mountaineering related climbing belongs in winter games anyway, imo, not summer.
To me the Olympics lost all luster many years ago. I have not watched them in recent years (a decade or more), not even the Salt Lake City games. To me the commercialism and the way coverage occurs here in US... RUINS IT!
Plus the amount of corruption in the games themselves really puts me off. I detest professional athletes participating in the games, summer or winter. I hate the fact that legitimate amateur athletes are screwed out of their rightful slots by spoiled asshole millionaire pro athletes who feel it is their birthright to fuck over the little guys.
Hockey. Basketball. Baseball. These fuckers RUINED THE GAMES. And they sent a message - winning by any means, even breaking the rules or forcing a rules change llike a playground bully, sends a fucking ROTTEN message about what are supposed to be uplifting amateur games.
We SHOULD NOT SULLY climbing by allowing the Olympics to steroid them to death. Nor should pro sponsored athletes be allowed to participate if they do ... but we all know the score... winning is more important than the integrity of the 'games.'