If it was all-expenses paid, then yes, I’d go. Terrorism isn’t really a concern of mine. If I had to pay, I don’t think I’d go, even if the tickets to the events were free. I’ve come to the conclusion that most sporting events are better seen on TV than in person. With HD and the use of multiple, even moving cameras, you can see things much better on TV.
Most events you can only see small parts of - I’ve been to a World Cup ski racing event and if you’re on the slopes you see someone come by really fast but then they’re gone and you wait a couple of minutes to see the next person for three seconds. If you’re at the bottom of the hill, you see the finish and the time, but other than that, you’re watching it on TV on the big screen, just outside and in the cold. Most events are like that, where you can only see a small part of the course. All the sliding events, cross country/biathlon, and some of the extreme sports are like that.
Hockey is about the only inside sport I’d care to watch, but unless you have good seats, it’s better on TV. I was able to go to an Avalanche/Red Wings Stanley Cup playoff game during the height of the rivalry, but the seats were nosebleed ones and you just couldn’t see much of the action.
I’ll stay home.