I always find the Summer Olympics to be a nice change of pace. Any other year and the only sports regularly televised during the summer are baseball and MLS soccer. It's cool to see stuff like the track and swimming and have it actually be COMPELLING. Sure, it has its share of dumb sports (water polo) and the events made up of major federated sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis) have the Olympics playing second banana to their respective "real" championships. But the "pure" Olympic sports are all fun to watch just the same.