Despite the Zika virus, Russian dopers, apartments said to be unfit for human habitation, fear of terrorism, and excrement in the water-events bay, the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will have its opening ceremonies tonight, Friday, at 7:00 p.m. ET, to be televised on NBC. (Go here for how to watch the ceremony and the subsequent games online.)
Despite the uncertainty and the concerns, the event, which goes from August 5-21, promises to be a good show. Team USA is expected to do very well.
There have been years that I have resisted, but then I turn on the TV and get drawn in. Part of that is how the games are covered: The television shows not just the contest but also goes deeply into the “human” side of the games, telling about the different participants and their sometimes inspiring stories.
Are you a fan? Will you be watching? Do you know any dramas or interesting contests that we should be watching for?