Ceremonies generally bore me, I don't think I'll be able to watch more than an hour of this one - maybe just the highlights.
I think pretty flashes of light on screen are better than nothing, not the kind that give people seizures, though.
Me neither, I don't root for any team and have no reason to want to watch sports on TV or live.
Pretty much my stance as well, xSP, I almost conidered emigrating about 6 months before the London shindig - it was dominating too much even then.
I feel sorry for the real athletes, I'm not athletic in body or mind, no interest except a sort of residual patriotism. But I respect those who feel the need to push their bodies - within a natural and legal framework - in competetion.
But, like Christmas, nothing against those who wish to get on with it in private, but fuck the ballyhoo, politics and commercialism!