I'm new to this forum, and also to Aikido. But anyway, I pray that there will NEVER be Aikido in the Olympics.
Besides Aikido I also practice Taekwon-do (ITF style). And since Tkd came into the Olympics (even if it's WTF; not the style i practice) Tkd is no longer considered a martial art by many people, but a sport. The day people start competing in Aikido, is the day O'sensei will roll in his grave (as we say in Sweden). There must never be any Aikido competition! I thought O'sensei's thoughts on this subject was one of the basic principles all aikidokas learn in the beginning?