In a room full of Korean students, I innocently referenced last weekend's short track speed skating race where two Korean skaters took each other out of the race and Apollo Anton Ohno glided in for silver. There was an audible groan from students of all ages.
American curler John Shuster chokes worse than Bill Buckner and Joe Pisarcik combined.
I've always felt that men and women shouldn't compete in separate competitions. Having only one competition will hurt women's sports in the short run, but I bet women will catch up soon enough. It depends on the sport, but in 50 years, I think you'd have half men and half women competing on the top level.