One of the joys of the Olympics is the fact that it gives you the chance to watch (and pontificate about) events that’d normally never make their way anywhere the television. The thing is, however, that the obsessive sports fan in your life doesn’t know any more about modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics, archery, etc. than you do, so feel free to express any and all opinions about competitors’ techniques, the scoring, or whatever. So long as you sound authoritative, no one will question your judgment. And anyway, you might find that you actually enjoy the K2 canoeing or the Greco-Roman wrestling. We particularly recommend the fencing, which is ace.