I hate mainstream sports, but I love the Olympics. All the weird sports finally get their props. I pretty much leave the television on 24/7 for two weeks. By the end I'm a bit goofy with the heavy-handed patriotism, but completely satisfied.
Gem Twist - Let's not forget that one of the greatest horses in Show Jumping history was a Thoroughbred--Horse of the Year at age 14, retired at the National Horse Show at 18.. Not only are they athletic, they're DURABLE too. ;)