Every two years the attention of a large percent of the world focuses for two or three weeks on the Olympics. No Olympics are perfect and this edition has its problematic elements but, if you’re going to watch, you should get the most out of the experience. In an attempt to help you in that endeavor, I’ve prepared a variety of resources.
In response to my family asking me where they can find the best TV schedule for the Olympics is, (and being disappointed with what I could find online), I created my own schedule. You can view the whole schedule in Google Sheets form. There’s a tab for each sport in the spreadsheet. This is the best bet for those of you on phones. If you want the convenience of just seeing today’s or tomorrow’s schedule, I’ve provided a version of each on the Dear Sports Fan website itself. Here is today’s schedule and here is tomorrow’s schedule.
All About the Events
Below are short posts for each sport that explain what it’s all about, how it works, why people like watching it, what the different events within the sport are, how dangerous it is, and what the state of gender equality is within the sport.
- Beach Volleyball
- Field Hockey
- Modern Pentathlon
- Rhythmic Gymnastics & Trampoline
- Rugby Sevens
- Synchronized Swimming
- Table Tennis
- Track & Field
- Water Polo
Keep an eye out during the games for other content about the Olympics and, of course, if you have questions as you watch the games please email them to me at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to answer!