I am true blue with regards to watching the Summer Olympics; swimming is number one followed by watching our great Aussie divers like young Melissa Wu who was 16 at the Beijing Olympics. I am a fan of the Newberry divers (husband and wife duo). Luckily our coverage features plenty of swimming events which makes me very happy!
As for the Winter Olympics you can't go past watching the bobsled teams; their bravery is unsurpassed in my books.
I don't watch sport; unless you're taking part, I think it is quite boring. If I had to choose, would say acrobatics, because I find t quite amazing how athletes are able to flex their bodies in such ways.
Pretty much every winter Olympic sport is addictive. When they were in Sydney we went to soccer and atheletics. Loved the pole vaulting (unexpectedly). Had gone for the running (Cathy Freeman). My Olympic hero is the shooter Nassar Al Attiyah, who is an exceptionally great sportsman (for his sportsmanship). He used his media moment when he won his bronze to say how glad he was to compete with the Arab female atheletes for the first time and he hoped it meant this would continue, and in the Dakar he funded some riders who's sponsorship fell through, because he remembered what it was like. He also used the media filming his third place moment to congratulate Peterhansel on being a great man (Peterhansel came second instead of first due to team orders, which was a little unfair as he could have easily raced and won). He is always smiling and seems like he is a genuine person. Total Sporting Legend, in my opinion, with a great sense of fairness and general good sportsmanship.
Never, ever get to see the many European Shows as tv networks too lousy to buy 'tapes' as they're not the popular cricket, football watched by millions!
Shame really because there're many thousands of people here involved in Equestranism.