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    What sports will you be watching?

    I did this for the Vancouver Games. I'm an Olympic/multisport nut and for the days Olympics are on I'll be pretty glued to it. Unfortunately being London time viewing sports is going to be rather difficult. Vancouver was way better as the times sport was being shown was very similar to NZT. Thus I'm pissed I won't be watching many events live.

    Anyway I love gymnastics so that is the ultimate sport for me. I'll watch Rhythmic and trampoline but my whole focus will be on the Artistic side.

    I have always enjoyed swimming much more than athletics but I'll be watching athletics too. I like Diving as well but am not a big fan of synchronised swimming.

    I'm less excited about track cycling as I don't agree with the changes they've made. Removing both the points race and individual pursuit sucks in my opinion (they are part of the Omnium). Of course I'll watch anyway. And I like BMX racing. Rowing seems to be New Zealand's best chance for medals and therefore it'll be a must watch.

    I'm also keen to watch the equestrian and will keep an eye on the sailing and Canoeing. I don't do team sports and am not interested in wrestling, taekwondo or judo. I also don't get boxing or weightlifting.

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    If NBC airs it (over the air...) I'll watch it.

    My favorite sports are diving, men's gymnastics (the women make me too nervous, and last night did not help that), and rhythmic gymnastics. I also really like track and field and swimming. I just started rowing, so I'm excited to watch that too.

    Really the only thing I don't care for is wrestling and weight lifting, but if they are on, I usually watch too. I don't watch boxing.

    I love the Olympics.

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    I'll watch anything except team sports (apart from proper volleyball for some reason).

    Athletics will be number one priority. First week will just be a warm-up to that and I'll watch the swimming if I don't get too bored seeing Phelps win another 350 gold medals to add to his collection.

    Gymnastics then for craptastic floor routines and hand flourishes and mens diving for the porn. I'll watch the Irish boxers matches because that's where our medal hopes are.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Everything I can.

    allezfred, I especially look forward to Katie Taylor kicking butt all over the Boxing competition. I'll make sure to cheer extra loud, just for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Gymnastics then for craptastic floor routines and hand flourishes and mens diving for the porn.
    You should add men's gymnastics for the porn - the U.S. team is full of hotties.

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    Thanks to NBCOlympics.com's promise of FULL coverage, I definitely wanna catch all the Canoeing, Rowing, & Equestrian events!

    And of course the biggies like Diving, Swimming, Gymnastics, and TENNIS!

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    I like to watch as much as I can, but I'm pretty typical, for me the biggies are Swimming/Gymnastics/Track and Field....and a little less so, Diving. Swimming is the biggest though.
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    I'm open to everything except Boxing. Favorites: gymnastics, track & field, swimming/ diving and the equestrian events. I'm such a fan girl.

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    Swimming, track and field and diving. They never seem to show enough of the track and field - I like pole vaulting, discus, javelin etc. and that seems to get short shrift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avivadawn View Post

    allezfred, I especially look forward to Katie Taylor kicking butt all over the Boxing competition. I'll make sure to cheer extra loud, just for you.
    I'll be watching her like this --->

    Massive favourite and our big/only hot gold medal hope. Absolutely ripe for an upset especially with Quanita Underwood in as a wild card.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Pretty much everything except wrestling, boxing and basketball. Unless there's a Puerto Rican contender I'm unaware of.

    I'll also no doubt be forced to sit through beach volleyball during primetime NBC coverage but it'll be my reading break.

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    Sounds like I'm not the only one who it would be easier to ask what events won't we be watching. LOL.

    My standout favorites would be gymnastics and equestrian.

    I probably won't be tuning in to basketball, wrestling, boxing, and the like. I might have things like volleyball (beach and otherwise) on for noise, but probably won't be glued to it.

    Track & Field, swimming/diving and the like will be ones I'll get into while it's on, but they aren't sports I really follow in a non-Olympic year.

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    Gymnastics, swimming, and diving are my biggies. I will probably watch a bit of track and field.

    No team sports though, I've never cared for them.
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    Tennis will be my #1 It's Wimbledon but with color
    Also will be keeping a close eye on gymnastics.
    I enjoy swimming and track & field, but they're not a priority.

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    Swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, track & field, beach volleyball, weight lifting, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, fencing, triathlon.
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    Just about everything, but favorites are gymnastics, swimming/diving, track & field, equestrian

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    I love the Olympics and I watch just about anything. I become a totally obsessed. My favorites are swimming, diving, gymnastics, soccer, track and field.

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    Swimming, Diving, Athletics, Gymnastics (rhythmic and artistic), Archery, and I´ve enjoyed Shooting since the last olympics, basically everything I found interesting but I agree that I do not tend to follow Team Sports until the gold medal final

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    If it's on CTV, TSN or Sportsnet, I'll be watching it. My biggies though...

    Gymnastics and Fred, you really do need to tune in to ogle...I mean, watch ( ) the US Gymnastics Men. IMO, when they made the official announcement at the Trials Sunday night, they should have had the fire dept on stand by because Oooooh la la la!!!

    Swimming, Triathlon, Rowing, Canoe and Kayak, Trampoline, Equestrian, Volleyball, Rhythmic Gymnastics (about the only time I get to see it sadly), Diving and the odd Soccer match here and there too.

    I'm really looking forward to watching the Dressage competition as part of the Equestrian program. I adore watching it, but as w/Rhythmic Gymnastics, the Olympics sadly seems to be the only time it gets any attention on Canadian TV.

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    Sailing I know some of the members of the Finnish team, the Lehtinen sisters.
    Silja, 26, captains the Finnish ladies´ match race teamn, Lauri, 24, sails in 49ers with Kalle Bask.
    Their father is a close friend of Mr. Finnice, and Silja was also a promising figure skater in her early teens, but she then had to choose, and sailing was easier to her knees.

    They lost their mother when she was only two and Lauri a baby, to a breast cancer which was diagnosed when their mother was preagnant with Lauri. It was very, very tragic. Their mother was a Finnish champion in air balloon flying.

    I am really excited with the sailing, as is Mr. Finnice, who normally watches only sumo and snooker

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