5. It is always acceptable to root for athletes who make up their nation's Olympic team all by themselves, such as Jamaican skiier Errol Kerr. If there is ever going to be another Miracle on Ice story, it's not going to star an American as the plucky underdogs.
6. It is never acceptable to root for the French.
7. OK, if the athlete in question is really hot, maybe that's OK.
I haven't followed any Olympics stuff mainly because a) been very busy with family b)enjoy playing sports rather than watching it c) I hate to see people who work very hard and then fail (pathetic yet true).