The Olympic Sports I Will Watch: Only the Weird

We can watch swimming events, basketball, softball, track, and other sports all the time. This is why I will only follow a handful of sports at the Athens Olympics:

  • Badminton – I’ve never seen this live. I can’t wait to see how the pros play it.
  • Handball – Apparently the US didn’t qualify a team for this sport. I guess I’m rooting for the Turkish.
  • Ping Pong – It’s called Table Tennis at the Olympics. I love Ping Pong and I haven’t seen the Chinese play live. They have changed the rules this year to prevent the Chinese from hiding the ball when they serve. Ping Pong players take towel breaks every few points because they’re sweating so hard. Intense.
  • Weightlifting – These guys inspire me to push harder and harder on the bench press. There’s a guy on the US team who can squat 1,000 pounds. I can’t even begin to conceptualize that amount of weight.

I have a feeling these sports may not steal the headlines, so I’ll let you know how we do in these very critical sports. If I left any cool sports off this list let me know.

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