I admit it: I'll watch track and field if the diving, swimming and gymnastics aren't on. I do appreciate a lot of the events, but I love watching the gymnastics competition. It's always fascinating. I even like the rhythmic gymnastics, where the gymnasts use ribbons, hoops and large balls as part of their routines.
Seems like the best stories tend to come from the Olympic track and field events, though. I don't think there's a better one than Jesse Owens taking four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, right under Hitler's nose. He was born about 25 miles from where I live. One of Alabama's greatest sons.