Originally posted by 1251alex:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Go to any country and ask the average person on the street for names of Olympic Gold medal winners. Then ask for names of guys that have won a World Cup.
I guarantee you'll get a lot more names for Gold Medal winners than you will guys that have won a World Cup.
Very untrue, chances are they'd say pele or maradona. Unless their country has won numerous Olympic gold medals, they wouldn't have a clue.
I don't think so, but since there has only been 7 nations to win the World Cup, perhaps that wasn't the best example. Instead, perhaps a better one would be to ask people in each country names for it's past and present Olympians, then ask names for it's past and present World Cup players, regardless of Medal Placement or wins in the World Cup.
I still think the Olympians get more recognition in most countries.
[ Edited by TheSixthRing on Feb 12, 2010 at 09:07:31 ]