The Olympics are old — the first modern edition was held in Athens in 1896 — and so are the fans. The average age of American viewers of games in Barcelona in 1992 was 39 years. This rose to 53 at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. Overall viewing figures are also declining. At the last Games held in Tokyo in 2021, which were postponed from 2020, it was a third lower than in 2008.