That has meant following athletes ranging from Cuban-American gymnast Daniel Leyva of Miami to Argentine tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro, and Mexican synchronized divers German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia, who took home a silver, the country's first medal in the sport.
German native Rosmari Pernisz, a retired teacher in Midland, Mich., has lived stateside for more than 30 years. She's not an avid sports fan but does like watching Olympic gymnastics and soccer.
"There are endless interviews with American athletes and shots of their faces and all of their parents and so forth. It's all about Americans," she said of the NBC coverage. "It doesn't matter what I am. I would like to see things from all over the world."
Blake Sobczak in Jerusalem, Louise Nordstrom in Stockholm, Frank Jordans in Berlin, Frank Bajak in Lima, Shaya Tayefe Mohajer in Los Angeles, Verena Dobnik in New York, Ben Nuckols in Washington, D.C., Fenit Nirappil in San Francisco and Laura Wides-Munoz in Miami contributed to this report.
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