I've never been a huge fan of sport. Indeed, far from being a fan, most of the time, I've hated sport.
But what I really mean by 'sport' in that sentence is 'football'. Because in the UK, football dominates all sport and it's tedious, played by idiots with a gross sense of self-importance, and seems to be on 7 days a week 365 days a year.
Sometimes though, like right now, football stops and some real sport steps in. And what a surprise it is to find out that most sportspeople are intelligent, pleasant people with astonishing talents that do what they do for the love of their sport, receiving little to no recognition or money for it.
Today in particular has been special with Team GB gold medals in canoeing and shooting, and (albeit brief) world records in the cycling. It makes me realise, for one of the first times what people talk about when they love a sport, and it's just a shame that all these other, brilliant people are hidden from the public for three out of four years, behind a wall of tedious footballers playing tedious football.
Now, I'm back to the TV to see what more these under-represented sports have to offer.