Where I live, the channel that broadcasts it usually only cover the popular sports that our country is good at from what I remember. Or sports with athletes that they can use to tug on the household's heartstrings. Gymnastics, swimming, track and field. All of the other sports are largely ignored and unmentioned.@Blue Dino Oh I don’t like patriotism either but I get easily caught up in the excitement and tension topsport brings, I’m not particularly rooting for anyone. I love watching it because it brings attention to sports that normally don’t get any attention like gymnastics or swimming or even minor sports like mountainbike or weight lifting.
yes it is all about money mainly for the olympic committee, if they fail to organise it it could mean the end of the Olympics, already lots of money is lost because no spectators are allowed. The cities that organise it usually don’t gain much from it, I always wondered why they wanna organise it in the first place. Same story with the Eurovision songfestival.
As for the sporters, it is pretty much the highlight of anyone’s career, it is about competition and honor for them not money.