Swimming hasn’t particularly grabbed my attention, nor has archery, shooting and only the gymnastics when it was for the team medal.
I’ve been much more captivated by handball, volleyball, hockey, football and other team sports.
I don’t include badminton in that list obviously. If you’re going to try hard to lose then you should try a bit harder than simply whacking the shuttle into the net.
And when I think about it, my other spectator sports of choice are football, cricket and rugby league and union. I’m not a great follower of golf, except when it’s the Ryder Cup and it’s Europe versus the USA.
I’m not sure what this says about me and my personality traits, although I’m sure some psychologist somewhere at some time will have done the research.
Probably something to do with primitive tribal loyalties as Desmond Morris once described in The Soccer Tribe.