You'd think I would know better. NBC promised something to do with Bryan Clay being about to win the decathlon, with teaser shots of his efforts in various events. I have a residual affection for the decathlon, (despite?) having watched Daley Thompson ad nauseam on the BBC during the 1984 Olympics. (Our house was about 70 miles from the Coliseum, but plainly the Olympics was the time to head back to the auld country and see the family.)
Actual coverage - Bryan Clay taking a gentle 1500 meter run because he was so far ahead he could only lose if it transpired that he was in fact responsible for the US' woes in relay qualification. And occasional shots of his wife.
That's what I get for being so stupid as to rely on the prime-time crew to bring me something other than divers and weeping teenagers, to balance out the mayhem on the track.