In the cartoon, the cartoonist associates real Olympic events with their domestic counterparts. In the Flame Ceremony, the man is lighting a cigarette. In Hammer Throwing, he throws a real hammer over his shoulder as he bins a D.I.Y. list (meaning he won't be doing any jobs around the house). Weightlifting involves carrying a big keg of beer to the TV room. In Sprinting, he's rushing to the toilet (so as not to miss any important Olympic action). The last panel features a play on the homograph 'rowing'. Rowing (rhyming with 'going') is an Olympic sport involving boats, but rowing (rhyming with 'wowing') means having a noisy argument, which is what the couple are doing. He wants to watch the beach volleyball, while she wants to see the synchronised swimming, which is why they are fighting for control of the TV remote.