Perhaps the ultimate manifestation of this third golden age would be the Anti-Olympics (aka Global Village Basketball). Over the past century we have noticed a shift in the Modern Olympics from a nationalist-in-a-multinational-sense sporting event to an ideological-nationalist-in-a-globalized-sense sporting event. Now that new technologies (predominantly communication-oriented) are shifting the geographic focus to becoming more glo-localized, sport forms must adapt to reflect this reality.
Said in the context of McLuhan's Laws of Media, as the Modern Olympics accelerate beyond their useful existence, they will obsolesce and reverse into an anti-Olympic environment. In this case, I am proposing that we will see the networked meta-event of Global Village Basketball.