1. Mens baseball.
2. Mens football (soccer).
3. Anything where a Canadian or Dutch athlete can medal.
I work at Jersey City, and we have a big screen TV, so I will be on the ball with the summer games.
I might care more about the football if there wasn't a far more important tournament held earlier this summer. As it is, the Olympics is a C-level tournament at best and I'd rather watch Euro reruns on Fox Sportsnet or whatnot. That being said, I'll probably still check a bit of it out since there just so little of interest in the summer games. It's amazing how much better the winter olympics are.
I might care more about the football if there wasn't a far more important tournament held earlier this summer. As it is, the Olympics is a C-level tournament at best and I'd rather watch Euro reruns on Fox Sportsnet or whatnot.
The Olympic footy tourney is also strictly a U-23 tournament. I find it exciting to see what kind of young talent we could be seeing at the next EURO and/or World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gabriel Heinze will be in Athens. That's two future stars right there, and an argument can be made that Ronaldo is already a star after his EURO performance.
I hope my teams (Taiwan and Canada) do well.
(Btw, just ignore that Chinese Taipei BS, it's Taiwan).
I know the lineup of Team Japan pretty damn well too.
Team Japan will probably have the best defense. Their pitching will be awesome too.
Watch for the Matsuzaka guy, and also this guy who's English name I cannot recall (he's the Wins leader in Japan. AWESOME AWESOME pitcher). Their closer Kobayashi has some NASTy stuff.
The event I care about most is men's beach volleyball. I might catch a bit men's tennis because of homerism, and then I don't have many more plans at the moment. I'm already saturated with big sports events this summer (Euro 2004).