Having kids who are 10 and 12 to watch the summer Olympics with certainly brings back memories. Specifically, the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. I was 7, and then 11 - and I remember Olga Corbet and Nadia Comanici. I was too young to register anything about the scariness of the Munich games.
We spent both summers back in Washington Iowa at the United Presbyterian Home visiting my Grandparents. Reverend W Bruce Gillis and Kathryn McCrery Gillis. They lived in a cottage on the grounds, we would pull the trailer up to the side of the house, Grandpa had a zip line, a hammock, you could ride your bikes all over - even to go see the billy goats. . . It was great. I remember complaining alot. (Hot, humid, bugs) And looking at photo albums and visiting all day long.
I think more usually it was Lawrence Welk, but it was very memorable to have the Olympics to experience together as a family. that's why it's so annoying when the girls don't really want to watch, or are texting during the opening ceremony!!!!
Of course I do have a bonus in that the girls dig swimming, so we get to pay attention to that too.