I just read your other thread linky, but since I don't know anything about sports, I won't comment there.
But, it's beyond me that parents do that.
I guess I don't understand because I'm really not competitive. Oh, don't get me wrong, if I'm playing a party game, or some kind of game of skill, I like to do well. But mostly it's for the fun.
As far as who can run the fastest/farthest, play ball the best, I'm not even aware of what's going on.
Funny enough, I enjoy watching the olympics. I guess because I appreciate what it took them to get there.