From the article: "In the end, it is probably unfair to single out developer Eurocom for Beijing 2008. After so many failures, the Olympic sim genre as a whole is far overdue for a reevaluation.
After all, a large amount of Olympic events are inherently repetitive, particularly when it comes to summer games. Swimming and track races are athletic tests of stamina and strength, and most of those events are simply variations on the length of the race. Eurocom can't add any green shells to keep things interesting, or open worlds to explore--all they have to work with are a track, and some runners."