No easy answers to Lolo debate

Updated: August 9, 2012, 1:38 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

LONDON -- There's no easy way to discuss this Lolo Jones thing.

There's never any way to talk freely about the personal appeal of athletes, especially female athletes, about who's hot and who perhaps isn't as hot, without the conversation offending someone. And when you throw in sidebars like ethnicity, hair texture, competitive results, marketability, jealousy, mainstream media, social media and a stage as big as the Olympics, seriously hurt feelings are inevitable.

So it ...

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