I love supporting Australia at sports. We are such a miniscule country on the world political stage but we punch so far above our weight when it comes to sport I can't help but feel so very proud. I'm not fanatical about it though by any means. I can't imagine how proud the family of the olympic athletes must be (all countries). Can you imagine how proud you would be if your son or daughter were representing your country at the Olympics?
I don't get fanatical support of regional sporting teams though. To me it's a bit like religion, chances are you suport that team/follow that religion because of geography. If you were born or live elsewhere you'd support a different team/follow a different religion. On thinking about that I guess you could apply that argument to supporting Australian athletes though, so I'm confused now and will ponder this for the rest of the day.