questionsare you looking forward to the 2012 summer…

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I'm not a huge sports fan but one year my roommates and I discovered Speed Walking during the summer Olympics one year and now love to watch it. Not to make fun of anyone but it's enthralling in an absurd way.

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tae kwon do. My 7 yr old daughter has been working towards her black belt for 3+ years, and will be testing for black belt in April. She wants to watch every match that airs this summer!

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@gideonfrost: I discovered Curling watching 3am replays of the afternoon events. I fell in love with it!! I have it on Deca Sports for the Wii (closest I'll get to actually curling)

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Oh, My dad took me to 2 soccer matches at stanford when I was a kid for the 84 LA olympics. 300+ miles away from LA, lol!

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@kamikazeken: Awesome! I got my black belt much later in life than your daughter but I still watch the matches and still find them fun. Glad to hear there is another aficionado around. I hope she has had the chance to compete in tournaments. Those were really fun.

Every 2 years, my entire life revolves around either Olympic games. I lose sleep to catch events, I miss classes if it interferes with a gold-medal competition, etc. I remember the most exciting moment of the games (perhaps of every Olympics I have ever watched) was the Men's swimming 4x100 freestyle relay in Beijing. I remember jumping out of my chair and cheering and yelling at the TV like a fool when Lezak started catching up.

I was depressed to find out that ABC and ESPN were not awarded the broadcast rights from the IOC for 2014-2020. NBC's coverage of the last Winter Games was just horrible.

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I enjoy watching the diving events, as well as the swimming races. Unfortunately my favorite events are always shown at the very end of the broadcasts and I'm too much of an early-to-bed-early-to-rise gal to watch most of it.

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I love the Olympics for all the weird sports that never get any coverage except for during the games. I prefer the Winter games for that reason, but I can never resist the Summer games either.

@mellielou: You should look and see if there is a local curling club in your area. I fell in love with it the same way as you. Shortly after the Winter Olympics a local curling club held an open house. Turns out I was pretty good. I ended up being the skip on a beginner team.

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When someone is playing for the entire country, that's such a great feeling. I love when everyone is supporting their country. Brings it all together. Plus there's nothing better than saying that your country is the best at those specific games for 4 years, or just the best overall for 2.

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Absolutely, I'm not a big sports fanatic but I love the Olympics, Summer and Winter. Hopefully they will be a little better about online streaming this go around.

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I am. I love the Olympics. Watch them every year.
This will be the first ones in a while without a DVR. That helps ALOT! You can skip past all the delays and BS between sports.

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I am. I love the Olympics. It's so cool to watch all of those fantastic competitors go out and do their best.

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I had a blast watching all the women's gymnastic Rhythmic's Qualifications like this one on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMId4_lMtLk&sns=fb

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I always look forward to watching the Olympics! I love watching the sports that don't typically get coverage. I am going to have to clear out my DVR before they start so I can catch the off-hours stuff and skip over all of the commercials and most of the "touching competitor stories".

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I ODed on Olympics in 1996 (went to Georgia Tech, which was the Olympic Village and lived with the build-up and recovery for over a year on each end) so I didn't care about them for a long time. In recent years I've started enjoying watching some events. The people I hang out with at the gym have fun getting really into various random sporting events that happen to air when we work out. Tour de France, Little League World Series, Olympic Curling. Everyone seems to pick a different favorite to cheer for. And that's helped me learn to enjoy The Games again.

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Not really, I don't hate the Olympics, just don't get that excited either.

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@coconutextreme: I have a hard time watching rhythmic gymnastics sometimes. This girl was beautiful, but many of them are way too skinny and too bendy. (and yes, to me there is such a thing as too bendy)