Top 10 greatest sports and their greatest sportsman/sportswomen

Top 10 greatest sports and their greatest sportsman/sportswomen

Post by SoFkunBeaZe » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:32:47


01. Soccer/Football - The most watched sport  in the world.
Pele - Brazil (Forward)
Maradona - Argentina (Midfielder)
Franz Beckenbauer - Germany (Defender)
Peter Schmeichel - Denmark (Goalkeeper)

02. Tennis - The most watched individual sport in the world
Steffi Graf - Germany

03. Formula 1 racing - Most popular racing sport in the world
Michael Schumacher - Germany

04. Athletics - The most popular Olympics sport
Carl Lewis - USA

05. Swimming - The second most popular Olympics sport
Dawn Fraser - Australia

06. Basketball - The second most popular team sport in the world
Michael Jordan - USA

07. Boxing - The most popular combat sport in the world
Muhammad Ali - USA

8. Gymnastics - The third most popular Olympics sport
Nadia Com?neci - Romania

09. Winter Sports - Winter Olympics is one of the biggest sporting
events
Annemarie Moser - Austria

10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
Ian Gilchrist - Australia  (Wicket Keeper)
Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

Check this one out... the total Olympic medal count (Summer and
Winter).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Olympics_medal_count

USA is the greatest sporting nation in the world - 2412 medals until
now!!!
Russia (and Soviet Union and Unified Team) is the second greatest
sporting nation in the world - 1667 medals
Germany(and W.Germany and E.Germany and United Team of Germany) is the
third greatest sporting nation in the world - 1549 medals.
Italy, France and Great Britain make the next three....

And to think all these countries were involved in WW2 ;-)

I think Germany's medal count is much more amazing since they are much
smaller in size than USA and Russia. My home country India is not
shabby - 17 medals. But they should be winning more.

 
 
 

Top 10 greatest sports and their greatest sportsman/sportswomen

Post by Ray O'Har » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:49:14


01. Soccer/Football - The most watched sport  in the world.
Pele - Brazil (Forward)
Maradona - Argentina (Midfielder)
Franz Beckenbauer - Germany (Defender)
Peter Schmeichel - Denmark (Goalkeeper)

02. Tennis - The most watched individual sport in the world
Steffi Graf - Germany

margaret court more wins and a real grand slam in 1970
rod laver for men

etter,
03. Formula 1 racing - Most popular racing sport in the world
Michael Schumacher - Germany

i'll stick with mumbles the scot sir jackie stewart.

04. Athletics - The most popular Olympics sport
Carl Lewis - USA

jim thorpe

05. Swimming - The second most popular Olympics sport
Dawn Fraser - Australia

06. Basketball - The second most popular team sport in the world
Michael Jordan - USA

07. Boxing - The most popular combat sport in the world
Muhammad Ali - USA

8. Gymnastics - The third most popular Olympics sport
Nadia Comaneci - Romania

09. Winter Sports - Winter Olympics is one of the biggest sporting
events
Annemarie Moser - Austria
jean claude kiley for men

10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
Ian Gilchrist - Australia  (Wicket Keeper)
Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

who gives a hoot about cricket?
baseball is a much bigger international sport.

Check this one out... the total Olympic medal count (Summer and
Winter).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Olympics_medal_count

USA is the greatest sporting nation in the world - 2412 medals until
now!!!
Russia (and Soviet Union and Unified Team) is the second greatest
sporting nation in the world - 1667 medals
Germany(and W.Germany and E.Germany and United Team of Germany) is the
third greatest sporting nation in the world - 1549 medals.
Italy, France and Great Britain make the next three....

And to think all these countries were involved in WW2 ;-)

I think Germany's medal count is much more amazing since they are much
smaller in size than USA and Russia. My home country India is not
shabby - 17 medals. But they should be winning more.

 
 
 

Top 10 greatest sports and their greatest sportsman/sportswomen

Post by Joe Ramire » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:15:16


Quote:
> 01. Soccer/Football - The most watched sport ?in the world.
> Pele - Brazil (Forward)
> Maradona - Argentina (Midfielder)
> Franz Beckenbauer - Germany (Defender)
> Peter Schmeichel - Denmark (Goalkeeper)

> 02. Tennis - The most watched individual sport in the world
> Steffi Graf - Germany

> 03. Formula 1 racing - Most popular racing sport in the world
> Michael Schumacher - Germany

> 04. Athletics - The most popular Olympics sport
> Carl Lewis - USA

> 05. Swimming - The second most popular Olympics sport
> Dawn Fraser - Australia

> 06. Basketball - The second most popular team sport in the world
> Michael Jordan - USA

No way should swimming be ahead of basketball. Basketball actually
should be no. 2 on this list.

Quote:

> 07. Boxing - The most popular combat sport in the world
> Muhammad Ali - USA

> 8. Gymnastics - The third most popular Olympics sport
> Nadia Com?neci - Romania

> 09. Winter Sports - Winter Olympics is one of the biggest sporting
> events
> Annemarie Moser - Austria

It doesn't make sense to lump all winter sports together into a single
entry. I would guess that figure skating and, say, Nordic skiing have
completely different audiences and participants. And for Alpine
skiing, your choice of Moser is highly debatable. She has only one
Olympic gold and three total Olympic medals. Tomba, e.g., has three
and five, respectively. In combined Olympic and World Championship
golds, Moser's tied with Stenmark, Maier, and Tomba. In World Cup
wins, Moser trails Stenmark. And what about Janica Kosteli?, with four
Olympic golds and nine combined Olympic/World Championship golds?

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Quote:

> 10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
> Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
> Ian Gilchrist - Australia ?(Wicket Keeper)
> Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

> Check this one out... the total Olympic medal count (Summer and
> Winter).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Olympics_medal_count

> USA is the greatest sporting nation in the world - 2412 medals until
> now!!!
> Russia (and Soviet Union and Unified Team) is the second greatest
> sporting nation in the world - 1667 medals
> Germany(and W.Germany and E.Germany and United Team of Germany) is the
> third greatest sporting nation in the world - 1549 medals.
> Italy, France and Great Britain make the next three....

> And to think all these countries were involved in WW2 ;-)

> I think Germany's medal count is much more amazing since they are much
> smaller in size than USA and Russia. My home country India is not
> shabby - 17 medals. But they should be winning more.

We've been through this in great detail in a separate thread. On a per
capita basis, India's total is shockingly low. And even the figure of
17 is misleading when you consider that India collected just one medal
in 2000 and one in 2004 (neither gold).

Joe Ramirez

 
 
 

Top 10 greatest sports and their greatest sportsman/sportswomen

Post by Giovann » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:15:22

Valentino rossi  - most popular motorcycle racer
 
 
 

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Post by News » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:24:49

Quote:

> We've been through this in great detail in a separate thread. On a per
> capita basis, India's total is shockingly low. And even the figure of
> 17 is misleading when you consider that India collected just one medal
> in 2000 and one in 2004 (neither gold).

> Joe Ramirez

On the other hand, they'll have a GP while the US (and in all likelihood
Canada) will not.
 
 
 

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Post by News » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:26:33

Quote:

> Valentino rossi  - most popular motorcycle racer

Mike Hailwood
 
 
 

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Post by Joe Ramire » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:28:48


Quote:
> Valentino rossi  - most popular motorcycle racer

If you say so, but there's no way motorcycle racing could be
considered one of the "ten greatest sports" in the world. I think you
would have to put even horse racing ahead of it, not to mention non-
soccer football in all its international variants (American,
Australian Rules, rugby, etc.). Probably table tennis too, for sheer
widespread popularity at all levels, and many others.

Joe Ramirez

 
 
 

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Post by arnab. » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:59:26


Quote:

> > Valentino rossi  - most popular motorcycle racer

> If you say so, but there's no way motorcycle racing could be
> considered one of the "ten greatest sports" in the world. I think you
> would have to put even horse racing ahead of it, not to mention non-
> soccer football in all its international variants (American,
> Australian Rules, rugby, etc.). Probably table tennis too, for sheer
> widespread popularity at all levels, and many others.

> Joe Ramirez

one fell swoop
 
 
 

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Post by sdavmo » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:06:23

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> 10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
> Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
> Ian Gilchrist - Australia  (Wicket Keeper)
> Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

That's Adam Gilchrist.
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Post by Paul » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:07:55

On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:49:14 -0400, "Ray O'Hara"

Quote:

>10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
>Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
>Ian Gilchrist - Australia  (Wicket Keeper)
>Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

Sir Don Bradman, the most *** sportsperson in ANY sport doesn't
get a mention!!

Some list this.

 
 
 

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Post by zepflo.. » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:11:43


Quote:
> On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:49:14 -0400, "Ray O'Hara"


> >10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
> >Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
> >Ian Gilchrist - Australia  (Wicket Keeper)
> >Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

> Sir Don Bradman, the most *** sportsperson in ANY sport doesn't
> get a mention!!

> Some list this.

Tendulkar surpasses Bradman IMO
 
 
 

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Post by rst » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:20:27


Quote:

> > 01. Soccer/Football - The most watched sport ?in the world.
> > Pele - Brazil (Forward)
> > Maradona - Argentina (Midfielder)
> > Franz Beckenbauer - Germany (Defender)
> > Peter Schmeichel - Denmark (Goalkeeper)

> > 02. Tennis - The most watched individual sport in the world
> > Steffi Graf - Germany

> > 03. Formula 1 racing - Most popular racing sport in the world
> > Michael Schumacher - Germany

> > 04. Athletics - The most popular Olympics sport
> > Carl Lewis - USA

> > 05. Swimming - The second most popular Olympics sport
> > Dawn Fraser - Australia

> > 06. Basketball - The second most popular team sport in the world
> > Michael Jordan - USA

> No way should swimming be ahead of basketball. Basketball actually
> should be no. 2 on this list.

> > 07. Boxing - The most popular combat sport in the world
> > Muhammad Ali - USA

> > 8. Gymnastics - The third most popular Olympics sport
> > Nadia Com?neci - Romania

> > 09. Winter Sports - Winter Olympics is one of the biggest sporting
> > events
> > Annemarie Moser - Austria

> It doesn't make sense to lump all winter sports together into a single
> entry. I would guess that figure skating and, say, Nordic skiing have
> completely different audiences and participants. And for Alpine
> skiing, your choice of Moser is highly debatable. She has only one
> Olympic gold and three total Olympic medals. Tomba, e.g., has three
> and five, respectively. In combined Olympic and World Championship
> golds, Moser's tied with Stenmark, Maier, and Tomba. In World Cup
> wins, Moser trails Stenmark. And what about Janica Kosteli?, with four
> Olympic golds and nine combined Olympic/World Championship golds?

> > 10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
> > Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
> > Ian Gilchrist - Australia ?(Wicket Keeper)
> > Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

> > Check this one out... the total Olympic medal count (Summer and
> > Winter).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Olympics_medal_count

> > USA is the greatest sporting nation in the world - 2412 medals until
> > now!!!
> > Russia (and Soviet Union and Unified Team) is the second greatest
> > sporting nation in the world - 1667 medals
> > Germany(and W.Germany and E.Germany and United Team of Germany) is the
> > third greatest sporting nation in the world - 1549 medals.
> > Italy, France and Great Britain make the next three....

> > And to think all these countries were involved in WW2 ;-)

> > I think Germany's medal count is much more amazing since they are much
> > smaller in size than USA and Russia. My home country India is not
> > shabby - 17 medals. But they should be winning more.

> We've been through this in great detail in a separate thread. On a per
> capita basis, India's total is shockingly low. And even the figure of
> 17 is misleading when you consider that India collected just one medal
> in 2000 and one in 2004 (neither gold).

> Joe Ramirez- Hide quoted text -

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25+ years ago the NBA would be #3 or 4.  Not today.  It's barely a
sport now. The NFL circa 25 - 35 years ago would be up there, too.

I would rate WRC (World Rally) 3rd at this point.  Incredible motor
sport.

 
 
 

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Post by rst » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:21:13


Quote:
> Valentino rossi  - most popular motorcycle racer

Rossi is easily the Schumacher of motorcycling.
 
 
 

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Post by arnab. » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:27:49


Quote:

> > On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:49:14 -0400, "Ray O'Hara"


> > >10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
> > >Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
> > >Ian Gilchrist - Australia  (Wicket Keeper)
> > >Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

> > Sir Don Bradman, the most *** sportsperson in ANY sport doesn't
> > get a mention!!

> > Some list this.

> Tendulkar surpasses Bradman IMO

Tendulkar has not even surpassed Lara, let alone Bradman. Call me when
Tendu makes not one, but two first-class quadruple centuries.
 
 
 

Top 10 greatest sports and their greatest sportsman/sportswomen

Post by Joe Ramire » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:32:04


Quote:


> > > 01. Soccer/Football - The most watched sport ?in the world.
> > > Pele - Brazil (Forward)
> > > Maradona - Argentina (Midfielder)
> > > Franz Beckenbauer - Germany (Defender)
> > > Peter Schmeichel - Denmark (Goalkeeper)

> > > 02. Tennis - The most watched individual sport in the world
> > > Steffi Graf - Germany

> > > 03. Formula 1 racing - Most popular racing sport in the world
> > > Michael Schumacher - Germany

> > > 04. Athletics - The most popular Olympics sport
> > > Carl Lewis - USA

> > > 05. Swimming - The second most popular Olympics sport
> > > Dawn Fraser - Australia

> > > 06. Basketball - The second most popular team sport in the world
> > > Michael Jordan - USA

> > No way should swimming be ahead of basketball. Basketball actually
> > should be no. 2 on this list.

> > > 07. Boxing - The most popular combat sport in the world
> > > Muhammad Ali - USA

> > > 8. Gymnastics - The third most popular Olympics sport
> > > Nadia Com?neci - Romania

> > > 09. Winter Sports - Winter Olympics is one of the biggest sporting
> > > events
> > > Annemarie Moser - Austria

> > It doesn't make sense to lump all winter sports together into a single
> > entry. I would guess that figure skating and, say, Nordic skiing have
> > completely different audiences and participants. And for Alpine
> > skiing, your choice of Moser is highly debatable. She has only one
> > Olympic gold and three total Olympic medals. Tomba, e.g., has three
> > and five, respectively. In combined Olympic and World Championship
> > golds, Moser's tied with Stenmark, Maier, and Tomba. In World Cup
> > wins, Moser trails Stenmark. And what about Janica Kosteli?, with four
> > Olympic golds and nine combined Olympic/World Championship golds?

> > > 10. Cricket - Most popular sport among the commonwealth countries
> > > Sachin Tendulkar - India (Batsman)
> > > Ian Gilchrist - Australia ?(Wicket Keeper)
> > > Wasim Akram - Pakistan (Bowler)

> > > Check this one out... the total Olympic medal count (Summer and
> > > Winter).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Olympics_medal_count

> > > USA is the greatest sporting nation in the world - 2412 medals until
> > > now!!!
> > > Russia (and Soviet Union and Unified Team) is the second greatest
> > > sporting nation in the world - 1667 medals
> > > Germany(and W.Germany and E.Germany and United Team of Germany) is the
> > > third greatest sporting nation in the world - 1549 medals.
> > > Italy, France and Great Britain make the next three....

> > > And to think all these countries were involved in WW2 ;-)

> > > I think Germany's medal count is much more amazing since they are much
> > > smaller in size than USA and Russia. My home country India is not
> > > shabby - 17 medals. But they should be winning more.

> > We've been through this in great detail in a separate thread. On a per
> > capita basis, India's total is shockingly low. And even the figure of
> > 17 is misleading when you consider that India collected just one medal
> > in 2000 and one in 2004 (neither gold).

> > Joe Ramirez- Hide quoted text -

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> > - Show quoted text -

> 25+ years ago the NBA would be #3 or 4. ?Not today. ?It's barely a
> sport now. The NFL circa 25 - 35 years ago would be up there, too.

Basketball is much more than the NBA. It's the second most popular
team sport in the world. There are high quality pro leagues all across
the globe, with talented players coming from everywhere.

Quote:
> I would rate WRC (World Rally) 3rd at this point. ?Incredible motor
> sport.

Motor sports as a whole are a niche sport internationally, but
certainly the various forms of auto racing collectively have a very
substantial following. But if you try to single out one particular
variety, then there's little justification for including it on a list
like this, except perhaps for F1. Personal taste can't be the basis
for declaring something one of the "greatest" sports in the world.

Joe Ramirez