I prefer the winter games, but I will still watch. I think it is great that the games are in China; a lot of people have a lot of misconceptions about China and her peoples and the "back stories" that the networks show will only help to educate.
I am aware that the smog has gotten worse in the last few years but I found it to be no worse than Mexico City or the LA basin on a bad day.
I can respect anybody that wants to boycott because of the Tibetian issue or other human rights causes, but I hope that the folks who do also boycott Walmart
Acouple of random facts:
72% of shoes sold in U.S. are made in China
85% of artificial Christmas trees
80% of toys
11% of all goods mfgd in China are sold at Wallmart
China has become the #1 market for RollsRoyce
i am totally not intersted in the china olympics due to the atrocities (taiwan situation) but i will watch the swimming and diving and synchronized (synchronized is my true love)
yup have seen some of the trials of swimming
those new speedo bionic bathing suits are causing "artificial speed"
new world records being set and broken at record pace due to the bathing suits.
one of my former swimmers, jenny thompson, is an olympic medal swimmer i was her coach one summer at swim camp, when she was a kid in age group swimming. never in my wildest imagination did i think her straight armed sloppy freestyle would lead her to a medal!