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Greatest U.S. Olympian

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 2, 2012.

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Who's the greatest U.S. Olympian of all-time

  1. Michael Phelps

    16 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Carl Lewis

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. Mark Spitz

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. Jim Thorpe

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. Dara Torres

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Bonnie Blair

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Zeus

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  8. Mini Ditka

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. Other

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. The new hot topic: Is Michael Phelps the greatest U.S. Olympian?
    I think it's hands down Jim Thorpe.

    Followed by Carl Lewis and then Phelps.
     
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

    No Greg Louganis on the list?

    We tossed this around a couple of days ago on another thread. Impossible comparison. Different eras, different sports. Some sports offer the chance for multiple medals, while others don't. And don't even start with team sports vs. individual sports.

    You can make arguments for plenty of others. Just on the list above, I would put Jenny Thompson, Natalie Coughlin and others ahead of Torres and Blair.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

    Zeus
     
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

    Zeus was Greek, right?
     
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

    But didn't Hulk Hogan beat him? Jeez.
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

    Put Zeus back in the Olympics. He is the reason for the season. Stop the war on the Olympics!
     
  7. Re: Greatest Olympian

    I looked at Jenny Thompson, but the majority of her medals were won in relay, not individual, events.
     
  8. Re: Greatest Olympian

    I meant to add Zeus. But forgot checking on Torres and a few others.
     
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

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  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

    Jesse Owens?
     
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian


    Heiden? Oerter? Ohno?
     
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Re: Greatest Olympian

    Well done.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
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