cricket betting betway blog banner small
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 75

Thread: Least/most valuable gold medal disciplines

  1. #31
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Gone too soon
    Most valuable is the men's 100m, I'd say. Fastest human alive & all that.

    More contenders for least worthwhile, but dressage, synchronised swimming, gymnastics, diving and walking would all be there or thereabouts.
    Cricket Web's current Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "this was Argentina’s heaviest defeat in the group stage of a World Cup since losing 6-1 to Czechoslovakia in 1958. It is also the first time they have failed to win either of their opening two matches at a World Cup for 44 years. Sampaoli’s players, in other words, were creating history here" - The Guardian's Stuart James on Croatia's 3-0 dicking of the South Americans

  2. #32
    International Coach PhoenixFire's Avatar
    Curveball Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Bitch please, I'm from West Yorkshire
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Most valuable is the men's 100m, I'd say. Fastest human alive & all that.

    More contenders for least worthwhile, but dressage, synchronised swimming, gymnastics, diving and walking would all be there or thereabouts.
    Fastest human is winner of 200m surely, if you're gonna be a pedant. Which I am.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    1) Had double pneumonia as a kid, as did my twin sis. Doctors told my parents to pray that we lived through the night. Dad said **** off, I'm an atheist, you ****s better save my kids, etc. Then prayed anyway.

  3. #33
    Request Your Custom Title Now!
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Not really needed on CW
    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    At the very least, the horse should have to come from the same country as the rider. Really pissed me off seeing the saudis strutting around on horses that've probably never spent a minute of their lives in the kingdom.
    Nah, that doesn't make sense to me. A talented rider shouldn't be disadvantaged by the availability/quality of horses that his country fails to nurture.

    Such an elitist sport though, seriously.

  4. #34
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Europe, on the outside looking in
    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Definitely the 10k walk or whatever the **** that was, so pointless.
    This, so much this, bunch of grown men and women rushing around like they've crapped themselves - what a joke - years ago I remember we had a bloke called Paul Nihill - might have actually got a medal at one games - he made John Cleese's Ministry of Silly Walks sketch look like a serious documentary - ****wits the lot of them

  5. #35
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Fastest human is winner of 200m surely, if you're gonna be a pedant. Which I am.
    Not really. Pre-Johnson it was rare anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Axl Rose
    The internet is a big garbage can

    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

  6. #36
    Hall of Fame Member grecian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    The Right Side of History
    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Not really. Pre-Johnson it was rare anyway.
    Pietro Mennea says hi.
    Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.
    Walt Whitman

  7. #37
    cpr is offline
    International Coach cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Dunno re Equestrian, Takes very different skills to most other athletes. A runner or cyclist kicks his legs, he knows he moves, a horse-rider kicks his, he hopes his mount doesnt think '**** this, I'm off to each some grass and mount a filly'. He/she has to control an animal with its own sense of destiny, cajole it into giving up its free will, and do it as quickly as possible. Takes some doing.

    Sailing can do one IMO. Bunch of posh kids playing ships. Would only be acceptable if bonus points were given for the number of fish you caught, otherwise theres no point to being on a boat.
    "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
    Langeveldt: I of course blame their parents.. and unchecked immigration!
    GingerFurball: He's Austrian, they tend to produce the odd ****ed up individual
    Burgey: Be careful dealing with neighbours whose cars don't have wheels but whose houses do.
    Uppercut: Maybe I just need better strippers

  8. #38
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Spikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    the guy's trash bro
    i'm glad we all accepted that weightlifting is actually the worst.

    Brad McNamara ‏@bbuzzmc
    Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in careful.

  9. #39
    International Coach uvelocity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    seamy road
    weightlifting is good

    I like the fishing idea. actually fishing should be in they olympics anyway
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I just love all kinds of balls.

  10. #40
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    LOL at ballroom dancing. I heard they changed their name to 'dance sport' to try and get more cred.
    I fail to see how ballroom dancing is less credible than anything else mentioned in this thread. I'm not too keen on anything that requires a judge's score actually being in the Olympics if I'm going to be honest but I'd take ballroom dancing a fair bit more seriously than synchronised swimming or gymnastics.
    Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
    'Stats' is not a synonym for 'Career Test Averages'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
    People go into politics to change the world. That's a bad idea. The only good reason to go into politics is to sweep government away so that the world can change itself.
    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    Remember kids, only punch Nazis when they steal your bell
    Quote Originally Posted by Babar Hayat
    Chinese guy comes in

  11. #41
    Not Terrible Athlai's Avatar
    Duck Hunt Champion! Plops Champion!
    Tournaments Won: 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Weightlifting should only be for most weight IMO. Fatties don't get a weight class for gymnastics or running so why should little bastards get their own class for weightlifting.
    Direbirds FTW!
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    420 BLAZE IT

  12. #42
    International Coach wellAlbidarned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    the line
    *Hates on equestrian*
    *Hates on walkers*

    Pole vault is gun, seems a touch underrated.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Neesham
    Root always sets up the innings well. It's nice having BJ down the order to finish the innings off.
    Exit pursuing a beer

  13. #43
    Evil Scotsman Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Walking. WTF is the point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Come on Lancashire!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Let it be known for the record that the font in the top of the picture noted that Kohli was wearing Jimmy Choo shoes and Happy Socks

  14. #44
    International Coach Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Pretty embarrassing to be known as the quickest walker in the world, cos everyone else will just run to even the playing field.

  15. #45
    International Coach KiWiNiNjA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    In the kitchen
    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Walking. WTF is the point.
    WTF is the point to any sport?

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Rubbish cricketers with a WC medal
    By Xuhaib in forum World Cup 2011
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 03-04-2011, 12:12 PM
  2. Replies: 24
    Last Post: 11-09-2010, 09:24 AM
  3. 2010 Allan Border Medal
    By pasag in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 100
    Last Post: 18-02-2010, 05:31 AM
  4. Allan Border Medal 2010
    By gap2 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-02-2010, 03:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts