I have four monitors going, so I opened up several streams as I worked. Also, the DVR helped me to catch a few events without the commercials.
I was a bit surprised at how difficult and technical the cycling course is. The commentators (who also announced the Tour de France) were remarking on how hard and dangerous parts of it were, particularly the downhill stretches in rainforest (= wet roads). Sure enough there were a bunch of nasty crashes in descents which blew away some major figures. Too bad.
Team handball… very cool.
Epee… one of my weapons along with sabre.
Field hockey… oh well.
Volleyball is great. It was fun to play and it’s fun to watch. I don’t care much about the beach thing, but the court version is great, either male or female.
I also saw some of the swimming prelims.
A highlight of the morning was seeing the young lady from these USA win the large bore air rifle medal. Apparently the bullseye isn’t much bigger than a pencil point. Remarkable concentration and discipline.
Following the events with DVR and on-demand stream and highlights has really made it easy and more time-efficient.