What the talking heads are missing is that the vote will have little, if anything, to do with the sporting prowess of British athletes. If anybody really believes that the flags worn by Andy Murray or Chris Hoy are as important as who is responsible for running the welfare state or the military budgets then they are mistaken.
The great thing about the Olympics is how much it broadens your sporting horizons. The downside however is even though you end up watching a load of sports you regularly wouldn't, they don't always make a whole lot of sense, even after a fortnight of watching them. So, if you're still hugely confused by it all, hopefully this list of the more out-there sports will clear things up: