I don’t enjoy watching the Olympics. The coverage we get (exclusively from the CBC), is shoddy. There’s no pre-planned time schedule for matches or events, so I never know what’s going to be on when I have time to watch. There was also absolutely no coverage of table tennis, which has already ended, most of the medals going to China. Why is this? I suspect because Canada basically had no chance of placing in the top three, so why would the CBC want to show them? Well, more likely not even in the top five. Even Google gave table tennis props with one of their daily banners, and with 28 Olympic sports but only 16 days, 12 of those sports aren’t going to have banners.
There are also so many politics involved, with disqualifications, doping, judging, etc., that everything just seems tainted. There’s also all the frustrating media coverage in the mix, such as Perdita Felicien’s hurdle dissapointment splattered on the front page of most papers while Ann Muenzer’s golden achievement gets a sports section blurb. And with sports that don’t need to be in the Olympics (why have synchronized diving AND diving AND synchronized swimming?), there’s not much to keep my interest.