Every 4 years we have to remind fans that one of the goals of the Olympics is expanding participation to smaller and less developed nations.
They know the concept of China (population 1.4 billion) competing against Cayman Islands (population 71,000) is absurd.
The Olympic Games Tripartite Commission — for Tokyo — added over 100 athletes from about 90 nations in 33 sports.
In the past we’ve had gymnasts from nations including Panama, Yemen, New Zealand, etc.
Having Raegan Rutty represent in Tokyo is a BIG DEAL for the Cayman Islands. Cheering athletes like Raegan is one of the things I like best about the Olympics.
If you want to watch the BEST of the BEST in the world, the Olympics is not the right competition. Worlds has far more top gymnasts.