Not even 3 days in and I've found myself glued to the Olympics. Whenever I turn on the TV I get hooked onto whichever sport is on.
Taking aside the (somewhat brilliant) 47 hour opening ceremony, I have so far watched -
Diving - ladies synchronised, mens synchronised (disappointment)
Gymnastics - brilliant Bronze by mens team just now (should have been silver)
Hockey - ladies TeamGB against Japan - great win
Weightlifting - got very excited watching GB Zoey Smith (18 years old!) perform so well
Beach Volley Ball - great ladies win for GB yesterday against Canada and added attraction of watching Zara Dampney (!)
Handball - dont even know the rules
Cycling - great silver in the ladies road race
Basketball - TeamGB got beat
Swimming - great camera angles
Table tennis - I thought I was ok until I saw them play
and a few other highlights of other sports including archery, shooting and sailing
But the two that I can't watch are Football and Tennis. These are on all the time outside of the Olympics and are professional to the nth degree so watching a bunch of second rate TeamGB players struggling to overcome the mighty Senegal and UAE was sad in the extreme. I love my football but actually turned over to watch the gymnastics. Why did we bother. (I actually have tickets to the mens football final but not that excited about it - of course that will probably change if TeamGB actually get there)
What next - Olympic Golf (I hear that might be happening), Cricket and Formula 1.
Leave it to these great sports that don't get normal global coverage.