Years ago Olympic coverage was about showing the competitions, Granted it may have changed but I doubt it. The last time I watched TV coverage was horrendous. This was back in the 90's. FOr every hour on, 23 minutes of commercials, 22 minutes of "culture" travel channel BS about hosting area, and only 15 minutes of coverage most of which was talking about it instead of showing it. Some great events with great athletes going on, unfortunately American TV has no interest in actually showing them.
Sky my family doesn't share my excitement either, but they know to quieten down when I am watching it online. I was watching the GP yesterday afternoon at Spruce Meadows, it was the final competitor in the jump off and I knocked my tea all over my computer table. My husband got up and came over with paper towels to clean it up for me so I wouldn't miss the round. He's pretty cool for a none horsey guy. :)
Mary King, William Fox-Pitt, Piggy French, Zara Phillips and Tina Cook are the Eventing nominations. I don't think the dressage and SJ teams are out yet. I'm very excited to be going to the SJ on 4th August