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  • U.S.A

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    Which country has had the best sporting history

    In all sports which country has had the best sporting history.
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    Straya, fairly obvious.

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    Brazil, Germany, USSR....?

    It depends on how one defines "best" really. If one takes "best" to mean "most successful in international competiton" I'd say Australia must be there or thereabouts.

    Generally had the best test cricket team since the concept was divised, have been the best Rugby League team since the 50s, only country to have won two union world cups (until later tonight), good field hockey team, decent basketball side, improving association football team & still have time for their own football code that never made it outside their borders, that Victorian oxymoron, Aussie Rules.

    Yanks have a case in individual sports, but prefer their team sports to be civil wars. Obviously basketball and ice hockey are played worldwide, but generally the international game plays second fiddle to the domestic major leagues.

    If, however, one takes "best" to mean "most significant", it's obviously the People's Republic of Brit. We codified association football, both Rugby codes & cricket and then cunningly acquired an empire to spread the good word in.
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    USA, then daylight TBH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    If, however, one takes "best" to mean "most significant", it's obviously the People's Republic of Brit. We codified association football, both Rugby codes & cricket and then cunningly acquired an empire to spread the good word in.
    The Yanks also nicked baseball and claimed it as their own.

    And yeah, Australia IMO.
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    And Basketball was created by a Canadian.

    Leaving them with just American Football to call their own
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Leaving them with just American Football to call their own
    Created because they were too gay for Rugby Union: fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Created because they were too gay for Rugby Union: fact.
    And then some genius created league because he wasn't gay enough for union: Fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3 View Post
    And then some genius created league because he wasn't gay enough for union: Fact.
    Jeez, League is a game built for ballerinas. Case in point: tackling is illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Created because they were too gay for Rugby Union: fact.
    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3 View Post
    And then some genius created league because he wasn't gay enough for union: Fact.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Alfresco View Post
    Jeez, League is a game built for ballerinas. Case in point: tackling is illegal.
    TBH they are all gay, should play lacross(sp). Now thats a man's game.

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    England, the best sports originated here. Simple really. Question is a bit too open for mine, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Brazil, Germany, USSR....?

    It depends on how one defines "best" really. If one takes "best" to mean "most successful in international competiton" I'd say Australia must be there or thereabouts.

    Generally had the best test cricket team since the concept was divised, have been the best Rugby League team since the 50s, only country to have won two union world cups (until later tonight), good field hockey team, decent basketball side, improving association football team & still have time for their own football code that never made it outside their borders, that Victorian oxymoron, Aussie Rules.

    Yanks have a case in individual sports, but prefer their team sports to be civil wars. Obviously basketball and ice hockey are played worldwide, but generally the international game plays second fiddle to the domestic major leagues.

    If, however, one takes "best" to mean "most significant", it's obviously the People's Republic of Brit. We codified association football, both Rugby codes & cricket and then cunningly acquired an empire to spread the good word in.
    Probably not the smartest idea to have aquired Australia then?
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    Because they started so many sports I went for the Poms

    I thought Greece should have been one of the choices
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Alfresco View Post
    Jeez, League is a game built for ballerinas. Case in point: tackling is illegal.
    Wow, you obviously meant 'Rugby' there, a game where if a tackle is actually made the commentators all have epileptic fits trying to describe it.
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