It doesn't seem to be any more popular in my side of town after the Olympics has been aired. My time was very brief for bmx racing but I have followed it a bit throughout the years. Count me in if you want to talk about bmx racing.
I think the Olympics helped out BMX a lot. I know a few more people in my school actually have an idea of what it is now. If anybody asks what it is, I have them go on youtube and watch some videos of it. They usually say it looks really cool. But thanks for the props Punx.
I am glad that the Olympics has become more professional and kids racing now have an ambitious goal to chase after. Also, it brought to light the need for cycling/bmx specific training. It's really great for the sport and for the kids out there doing it.