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Which Sports have International Competitions more Important than Olympic Games?

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heywoodu    960
17 minutes ago, Jur said:

Surprised no one said boxing.

At least 4 people mentioned boxing :p 

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Dunadan    31
39 minutes ago, Vojthas said:

Then maybe there is no place for football in the Olympic programme? I think it should be the most important competition for everyone. If FIFA has their own big show, then what for do they need the Olympics? 

 

Men's football doesn't need the Olympics...but maybe the Olympics need men's football for economic reasons (for example, about 20% of tickets sold in the last 3 Olympics were for men's football...4 millions tickets).

 

Now we can probably add to the list skateboarding, surfing, BMX freestyle...and all those X-Games events in which "performers" care more about their pants than an Olympic medal.

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Dmitry    29

Do women's football WCh isn't better than the Olympic tournament?

And I think now we have men's ice hockey in this list too.

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Dennis    7
On 20-6-2016 at 09:50, De_Gambassi said:

 

For some athletes, the biggest prize in their sport is not an option, so the olympics became their by default-objective. A cyclist like Tom Dumoulin is not going to win a GT anytime soon (even, if we've seen worse in cycling :p) , but he makes a great deal of winning the olympics.

 

Likewise, a young polish rugby players is never going to win the 15 a side rugby world cup (it'm crushing your dream here I know :p), but he might have a shot at participating to the Olympics and that objective might become his main goal.

 

It doesn't make the olympics the more important event of the lot, but simply the biggest event one athlete could successfully win/particpate to.

 

On 20-6-2016 at 10:59, heywoodu said:

Well yeah, there's a ton of cyclists who are among the best ever but still don't have a single chance to ever win a GT. Think of Cancellara, Sagan, Cavendish and so on. For time trial specialists (like Dumoulin), sprinters (like Cavendish) and one-day specialists (like Sagan, though of course he can sprint great too) winning a GT is not realistic, which also means winning a GT is not the biggest thing one can do in cycling unlike media loves to say :p 

 

Apart from that, I only remember Vino won the 2012 Olympic gold because of the controverse of him buying the gold medal, not because of the race itself. Tour de France (and in a smaller way the Giro and Vuelta) and especially the big classics like Flanders, LBL and Paris-Roubaix are in my opinion way, way bigger races to win. 

Not really contributing to this topic, but just wanted to highlight these comments, haha

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heywoodu    960
6 minutes ago, Dennis said:

 

Not really contributing to this topic, but just wanted to highlight these comments, haha

:lol:

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De_Gambassi    87
Sur 25/06/2017 at 23:09 , Dennis a déclaré:

 

Not really contributing to this topic, but just wanted to highlight these comments, haha

 

Define "anytime soon" :p

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