The Olympics are nearing the end of its second week and I find myself wondering, “What happened to all the cool events”? Given that NBC and its affiliates do most of the Olympic coverage (Not so well I may add), most of the events that are being covered revolve around Gold medal hopefuls. I can see that this is a matter of national pride and all that jazz, but do we REALLY want to see someone run for ten seconds and then hear minutes of narration? In my opinion, I’d rather see two athletes from different countries kicking the life out of each other or two fencers going at it. There are so many crazy Olympic events going on and we did not get enough coverage on them. I mean, NBC news even announced early in the Olympic games that archery, an event they did not really cover extensively, was the most viewed event during that period of time. Though there have been momentous occasions during the Olympic coverage, such as Michael Phelp’s record breaking medal count or Usain Bolt’s victory in the 100m and 200m dash, but we also miss out crazy events like BMX or archery for FULL TIME coverage of the Olympic marathon event. Marathon runners are amazing for their superhuman endurance and speed, but who would want to see people running for an hour or so nonstop? I mean, what do the announcers say? Though NBC tries to promote the potential victories of the US, they could add some more variety to their coverage.