Yeah, same. I actually watched the opening ceremony. For Athens I'd just flip in randomly to catch some events. Sydney I saw, but I was pretty young then. (I'm so not counting the winter Olympics.
I dunno about favourite events. I'll catch whatever's on whenever I feel like.
Opening ceremony was wow. And yeah, I'm wondering how London's going to top it. China has the distinct advantages with money, manpower, urge to show off, and an "exotic" history. (Not that London doesn't have history.)
Oh, before anybody asks who I'm cheering for, being Chinese Canadian... I'll have to say Canada. I grew up here, eh?