Another thought: When 2 equally proficient people are going in politics, the one with worse and dishonest character will win, as a rule.
I think it is only the one who wants to "win" the most who wins - by cheating if necessary as an extra weapon . . . which of course counts
Single minded psychopaths fit in well to the political example given by Brushup here - often leaving a mess behind them because they don't hve to finish anything.
Paid sport is all about winning to make the sponsor look good ( recruit a volunteer competitor who wants their moment of fame rather than to be good at sport ) and is very expensive,
of course those are now the real rules, because no-one can trace modern PE drugs
everyone else today follows the Russian government
( who have always been the world leading experts in the real rules ) in keeping strictly to those rules
i.e. no cheating, dishonesty, or nastiness ( except in forcing children to train ) is in fact possible - just naivety from the viewer.
I don't see much qudos in 70wpm though, without a race against a rival,
I bet most reading 70wpm is just to see if you can do it FWIW