I do love the Olympics - both winter and summer. I love watching these athletes do what they've trained their whole lives for and succeed. All the athletes. Sure, I root harder for the U.S.A. team members, but seeing someone who is infinitely talented in their chosen endeavor crosses border lines. For instance, did any of you catch the short-program for the men last night in the new team figure skating? The guy for Japan was amazing! So fluid. So confident. And there was such joy on his face. You could really tell he loved what he was doing. Since our guy kind of bombed last night, I hope this Japanese guy wins. (Especially since I can't stand the Russian dude. I seem to remember he was kind of an ass during the last Olympics.)
I can't wait for the short-track speed skating to begin. And the half-pipe. And the moguls (which had preliminaries on last night). Hell, I'll even watch curling if there's not a more exciting sport on. I can't wait for the medals to start pouring in.
I'll also put up my typical Medal Count thingie over in the sidebar once medals start getting awarded. (And once NBC fixes their medals webpage. Right now, it's showing 2010 medals still. :shrug:)
What about you? Do you watch? Do you care? Which events are your favorites?