That means I've been able to watch:
- Some skiing. Moguls, which I don't care for. Downhill, which is pretty good TV. Slaloms, which aren't that great TV.
- Cross country skiing. This doesn't seem like it should work on TV but it does. Maybe in part because I can see my kids competing in it some time in the future.
- Biathlon. More cross country skiing, but this time with the added tension of sharpshooting. I'll admit, I don't get all of the rules here, especially with the penalties, but it's entrancing television.
- Slope style skiing. I'm not a fan of X-Games style stuff. This doesn't really do it for me either. I spent some time yesterday really trying to figure out which jumps looked better than the others and I couldn't do it.
- Figure skating. I've had it on, but haven't watched much of it. I mostly try to figure out the music and look up when I hear the 'ooooh' from the crowd.
- Speed skating. I love the speed skating. I love the long form, with pairs. (I root for the Dutch.) And I especially love the short track with all of the graceful cat and mouse. Can't get enough of this!
- Skeleton. The one Olympic sport I would love to try. Much moreso than luge or bobsled.
I also haven't seen any hockey. I'm not a huge fan so this isn't a big deal. But . . . well, if it was on in the morning, I'd probably have it on my TV. This morning I followed the US vs Russia game on Twitter and it was highly enjoyable.
There are 98 medal events in this winter Olympics. In 1980 there were 38.