I will watch it if it is on and LIVE.
Any event that requires Speed, Strength, Distance or Scoring Points (ie Goals or Targets) I will watch.
If it involves a "Judges Interpretation" of the happenings, I will not. Those are exhibitions as far as I am concerned and too open to "politics and popularity". Not trying to diminish what those folks do, but the fact that their success rides on Subjective goals lessens what they do.
I also lament the fact that BMX racing is an event this year... Can we stop lowering the bar for what is considered a competition?
I miss the Cold War too...it was more fun when some of the Countries were "Mysterious" and clouded and Closed.
I love Sports on the World Stage, I just wish the broadcast rights here in the USA were not exclusive. NBC will have us watch 45 minutes of Gymnastics Practice of the 3rd string US team, and miss other Competitions or Events. Sorry...I'll get off the soapbox.