A good signifier of the state of British sport is the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
The inaugural International Swimming League (ISL) comes to a climax in Las Vegas this weekend, with huge financial rewards on the line in the individual and team competitions.
The big names delivered again as the Group B teams made their second appearance, in the fourth meeting of the inaugural International Swimming League programme, over two nights at Duna Aréna, Budapest.
Britain's Olympic 100 metres breaststroke champion Adam Peaty will make his International Swimming League debut in Budapest tomorrow, in a two-day meeting that will also feature three home world champions, including Katinka Hosszú.
In an ideal sporting world, athletes and those who govern them work in harmony to produce entertaining spectacles, improved achievements and, ideally, an atmosphere that attracts new generations of followers and participants.