This happens every two years. Someone looks for an Olympics story, someone thinks up a video game angle, and presto, reconstituted discussion of video games as an Olympic event. This year's participant: Macleans, the Canadian news magazine.
Macleans quotes Ted Owen, who's certainly beat this drum before. He's the boss of the Global Gaming League, and got Chinese organziers to commit to including a gaming tournament as an official welcome event before the government canceled all nonessential events in light of protests and other controversies.