Which sport(s) will you be following the closest?

@dorannmwin (36698)
United States
July 27, 2012 10:16pm CST
Right now I would imagine that people all over the world are still sitting in front of their television sets watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I personally will be watching them on DVR here in a little bit because I wasn't home in time to watch the very beginning since I was still at the doctor's office. There are so many different sports that will be featured in the the 2012 Summer Olympics and I am curious to find out which sports that mylotters are interested in and the reasons that they are interested in those sports. For me, I am the most interested in the swimming events and that is because of the fact that I was a competitive swimmer when I was a younger person. Where many people think that swimming is boring, it is something that I truly love. I guess what I am looking the most forward to is seeing whether Michael Phelps will be able to add to his collection of Gold Medals in this, his last Olympics games. Share with me, are there any sports that you will be closely following and why will you be following those sports. If you aren't interested in the Olympics why is it that you aren't interested in them.
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
28 Jul 12
The only sport I'll be really following are the equastrian sports. I'm going to see the eventing (the outdoor jumping) and the team dressage, I hope I can catch as much of the show jumping and the rest of the dressage on the TV. They won't send much here, there's only one Norwegian dressage rider and no show jumpers, but the Swedes should send more as they have good teams in both. I'll still be in the UK when the rest of the eventing is on so I've got no idea if I'll see any of it. Maybe I can find a pub in Edinburgh that shows it :-) I'll also see whatever is on in the evening I suppose, to see a bit of different sports. It is quite a lot of sports you'll never normally see here, and lot of different countries I've hardly ever heard about.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
I know that this is going to sound really strange, but I don't know anything about dressage or the equestrian sports despite the fact that I am from Kentucky. We even had the World Equestrian games here two years ago and I still know nothing about them.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
6 Aug 12
I really wanted to go to the World Equestrian in Kentucky! But was stopped by the "famous" a lot of time but not enough money :-) I did see the European Championships in Windsor and I think I might see the same next year, as it is in Denmark. I've seen some diving (not too bad), some cycling (the ones cycling around in a circle, REALLY boring IMO) and different water sports. And I just saw Great Britain win the Show Jumping team medal. Sadly only on the telly, not in real life. If I had known how easy it was to get around I'd applied for show jumping tickets too.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Aug 12
The having a lot of time and not enough money is something that has stopped us from doing a lot of things that we would like to have the opportunity to do in our lives. However, I am finally starting to feel like the cards are falling in our favor and I believe that things for our family are going to be much better very soon.
@bostonphil (4402)
• United States
28 Jul 12
I am not a sports fan but I LOVE the Olympics and do watch some. I had to work tonight and missed most of the opening ceremonies but I may be able to stay awake and watch some of it re-broadcast beginning at 1:30 a.m. I am an insomniac so I have a very weird sleep pattern. I like swimming and other water sports. I also like the gymnastics. Tomorrow, I will not be watching volley ball but I may check in on the bike races if only to get a tour of London.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
We did watch a bit of the beach volleyball yesterday as it was shown on the prime time broadcast, but I really didn't watch anything that was on during the day. Today we watched some of the water polo during the day and I'll be watching the primetime broadcast on DVR delay when I get done doing the things that I have to do from my main computer.
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• United States
30 Jul 12
I did get to see some or most of the opening ceremonies. I have been watching different competitions, mostly water sports and gymnastics. I watched some of the bicycle races, not because I am interested in the sport, but I got to see some of London. I am watching the female gymnasts right now. Jordan Weaver has been eliminated from something that i do not understand but she is having a very difficult time. What happened to Mark Phelps?
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
31 Jul 12
I actually still have an hour to watch of the primetime coverage from yesterday, but I think if I heard right from my mom that Jordyn Weiber didn't qualify for the All-Around. The thing with that which I kept hearing them talk about on what I've already seen of the gymnastics from last night is that they are limited to two All-Around athletes for the individual medals and that means that where the US athletes did so well that one of the girls would not have the chance to compete for that medal. As far as Michael Phelps goes, he admitted that he had not trained properly for the 400 IM, so the fact that he didn't medal didn't surprise me all that much. He did, however, get the silver in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay, so if he is able to medal two more times, he will be the most celebrated Olympian ever.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
1 Aug 12
Hi, Now everyone is interested in watching sports channel for Olympics. I like to watch gymnastics, athletics and football matches.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I'm not so much into watching the football (soccer) simply because of the fact that I am just not a huge fan of it. However, other than that I've been watching a little bit of everything.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
As much I want to watch the opening ceremonies, I was at work that time and at night, I wasn't able to watch the replay since I have to do something. As far as I am concern, I want to watch the water games like swimming and diving, although I am not a swimmer. I also love to watch the gymnastic both male and female.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I've really been enjoying watching all of the sports that you have mentioned this year. It has been a lot of fun and I think that because I am paying more attention to them, I am learning a lot about the sports that I didn't know a lot about and that is fun for me as well.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
28 Jul 12
I am not really much into sports most of the time. But when the Winter or Summer Olympics come along, I am looking forward to watching all types of different sports. Some of the sports I have never seen or heard of before. I think the Olympics are really special since they only come by every 4 years. I can watch all types of different sports.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
What I tend to think is the most special about the Olympics is the fact that for just a couple of weeks it really does feel like the world is in harmony. Not only do you have the chance to see sports that you don't usually get to see, you also feel an overwhelming harmony during the Olympics.
• United States
28 Jul 12
I probably won't be watching much of the Olympics. I'll catch a little here-and-there, but I have a lot of other things going on right now (including relocating this weekend) and also have never been as much of a fan of the summer games as of the winter ones, so I won't be spending much time watching them.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
Honestly, I have to say that I am a much bigger fan of the summer games than of the winter games, but regardless of that, I also have to admit that I spend just as much time following the winter games as I do following the summer games.
@littleone3 (2065)
28 Jul 12
For me I will be closely following the athletics, track and field, I have been watching them since I was a child and also my husband is a athletics coach at our local club which my 11 year old son and 15 year old daughter are also members off. I will also be keeping a close eye on the gymnastics as a teenage boy from my town is competing in them. I also will be watching the Judo along with my daughter and six year old son as they are both judo players and compete for one of our local judo clubs. My daughter herself one day wants to compete in the Olympic judo.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
That is really cool that there is a boy from your hometown that is competing in the Olympics. There are several athletes on the US team that are from the state that I live in, but I really don't follow the sports that they compete in.
• United States
28 Jul 12
It was beautiful how all the differant countries came out and did their thing. I loves the dancing as well. I want to watch the swimming because I love swimming and want to see what mike does this year. I sure hope he wins something as well. They interviewd him last night as well.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
The interview that they had with Michael Phelps during the opening ceremonies was very interesting. I know that he didn't win in his first event, but I still have to admit that he is someone that is quite a sight to watch.
@ridzzz0 (131)
28 Jul 12
i would follow swimming and gymnastic the most. because i love these two the most. i am waiting.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
As I said, those are my two favorite sports in the summer Olympic games as well. It has been really interesting to watch so far and the excitement has really only just begun.
@much2say (40060)
• United States
28 Jul 12
I personally love keeping up with swimming/diving and gymnastics . . . but I'm going to go through the whole list this time and see what would be cool to watch. My daughter is in taw kwon do right now, and I think it'd be neat for her to watch the judo action (and I'm not exactly sure what other martial arts events there are). Too bad figure skating isn't a part of the summer Olympics - that'd be my sport!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
I knew that you were going to say that about ice skating. I guess that gymnastics or synchronized swimming would be about as close as you can get to ice skating in the summer olympics. I have to admit that when it does come to the winter games, ice skating is the one sport that I look the most forward to watching.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Jul 12
For me athletics is definitely my favorite that I cover during the Olympics. Of course, as an Indian I follow all sports in which India has any chance. So that means I will be watching Hockey, Wrestling, Boxing, Tennis, Archery, Shooting and Badminton for sure. Cheers! Ram
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
I have to admit that yesterday was the first time that I have ever been able to watch any shooting during any of the Olympic games that I remember during my lifetime. It was really interesting to me though I still really don't understand the sport.
• United States
28 Jul 12
I think the event that we will be watching the closest is gymnastics. I never got to do it. However as a kid I loved doing flips on the bars on the play ground and even in high school attempting to do flips on the uneven bars was neat! My girls want to try a gymnastics class but like most things in life we don't always have the money available to do such things.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Jul 12
Both of my kids actually were in gymnastics when they were younger. Paul was in the classes from the time that he was 19 months old until he was three and a half years old and Kathryn was in gymnastics from the time that she was three years old until she was seven years old. Of course, we did have to stop taking classes because it got pretty expensive for us and we had far too much going on in our lives.