You can watch it here:I believe I read that every event will be streamed live and archived on the internet.
does being in danger warrant more attention? divers hit there heads on platform and boards all the time, we don't watch them......... main point, he is about to something greater than spitz and maybe something nobody in our generation will ever see again... just my guess. swimming back and forth is easier to understand than slalom. it maybe not be interesting to watch but if you are not a boater im sure that swimming would be easier to understand.I know Michael Phelps is great, but come on? How many times is he in physical danger of slamming a shoulder or his head on a rock?