what I don't like about watching the Olympics here in the US is that if the US is not participating, then it is poorly covered; but if the US is a part of the game, then there is pomp and circumstance and dramatic music, monologue, and theatric editing.
The coverage here on our networks is something like 10 US-participating games to 3 non-US participating games.
And not all the games are televised.
Of course there is bias. I'm sure television programming is the same in other countries too. Maybe one of those "just sports" channels covers everything, though. I don't know... Admittedly, I don't watch much of the Olympics - just the parts that get hyped up in the news prior to the event, and I like the monologue and theatrics. Makes things more interesting when you know a little story about the athletes.