We watch it as much as possible. I like the volleyball M & W, gymnastics, M & W, swimming, diving, etc. There isn't much that I won't watch on it. DH gets a little bored with it but there is some he'll watch of it.
Madison was really into the mens synch diving last night, she was clapping and counting down for them.
I have it on. I like the women's gymnastics, the diving (especially sync) and the swimming competitions. The rest is blah for me.
Ryland really wants to see diving. DH, Archer, and I got to catch some swimming last night. DH sooo wants to see water polo as he has some friends and old team mates that are on the team. Odin hasn't a clue the TV isn't usually on during his waking hours. Poor guys misses out...lol.
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AUGH! I just want to see the gymnastic!!! Why oh why does it have to be last to show on their line up?!?! I totally can't stay up that late, so looks like I'll be recording it to watch tomorrow. Stupid NBC. I do NOT like your coverage!!!
Ok. So I'm watching women's gymnastics and they're talking about the family that moved halfway across the country so their daughter could train with a certain coach. Theoretical question: if your child showed incredible, possibly Olympic quality talent in a sport, would you go to any length to make sure they had they best possible chance at making to the Olympics? What if you made a huge sacrifice as a family, and they didn't make it?
For me, it's hard to say. If it was truly my child's passion and the drive was coming from HER (ie: not being pushed into it by us, coach, friends, etc) I think we'd do whatever we could within reason. I don't think we'd go so far as to move to be near a particular coach. For me, the most important thing would be that it is what SHE wants, and that she loves what she is doing.
Apparently one of my little cousins (she's really not so little any more, she's probably 11 or 12 now) shows some potentially-Olympic-quality talent for diving. She dives every day, and my aunt takes her to Texas every summer for some type of diving training with an Olympic coach. I think, as long as she loves it and she WANTS to do it, that it is pretty cool that they are able to support her in that way.