Since 1992 in Barcelona the Olympics has been turned into a swim meet. Up until that year, American coverage was provided by ABC which was infinetly better than the inept and waterlogged National Backstroke Corporation.
Soon we will have Bob Costas on the air pool side wearing his rug (you could fly to Baghdad on the thing) and his eyelift which makes him look like a surprised sixty year old.
Forget track and field. Forget Boxing. Forget everything but a week of swimming. If track was like swimming we would have contests of people running the 100 Meters backwards, sideways, skipping. Hell, why not add a three legged race. "Stay tuned for the six man pallbearing coming to you as soon as Cindy Tuna goes for the gold in the 50 Meter Dog Paddling race."
The star of the water logged event will be Michael Phelps who underwent dangerous and tricky personality by-pass surgery prior to2008 Olympics.
The only people who normally go to swim meets are the swimmers parents.
I can not remember seeing anything but swimming.
NBC is incapable of covering several things at once, flashing from one venue to another as ABC did seamlessly. NBC is so inept they are forced to cover events which occur sequentially such as swimming and gymnastics (which appeals to the pedophiles).
Everytime NBC goes to swimming, change the channel.