I hate the focus on Americans. I hate the so-called inspiring back-stories. I hate the jumping from partially-covered event to partially-covered event. I hate interviewers jamming a microphone in an athlete's face and asking him or her how it feels to win or lose. I hate the medal count. I like watching elite athletes do their thing.
From a comment at TPM, but I didn't see any reason to re-invent the wheel.
I like fencing. I never get to watch Olympic-class fencing. I like a lot of the obscure sports, couldn't care less (maybe because of the hype) about women's gymnastics. Nothing wrong with it, it just dominates American coverage, and I get bored. I like to see the events, not the events Americans are expected to "medal" in.
So I don't watch the Olympics.
It's only every four years I get to mention this. I just wanted to get it out there.