For the next 17 Days the Rio Olympics will provide a very necessary relief from the circus that is the current American Presidential race. For that reason, alone, we should watch. There is also the chance to see a lot of very-seldom-publicized and televised sports contested at the highest international level, a peak inside another country’s culture and lots of high stakes once-in-a-lifetime drama. Here’s overall spectator guide to the 2016 Olympics, produced by the Olympic Committee, that should help you zero in on the events you really want to watch along with those you just don’t want to miss, along with providing some background about each sport. The Ultimate Guide to the 2016 Olympics, at your fingertips.