Football is indeed the World Game, Aero_dynamic. I can’t specifically argue against your point in Issue 3, because it is truly the world sport. However, the World Cup is not the only Football competition in the world, just the largest. You can still see these sports at other major events, including the Olympics.
Body post 4 – the Olympics’ rich historical roots
The modern Olympics date to the beginning of the 1900’s and have run throughout the world with great success. This is only half the story. The Olympics go much further back than this. To find the origin of the Olympics, we must go all the way back to Ancient Greece, one of the great ancient civilizations in our collective history.
Ancient Greece - widely "considered by most historians to be the foundational culture of Western Civilization." - (Source) ancient Greece thrived for a thousand years, and still today influences our world. Education, politics, philosophy, science, art, more (paraphrased from same source as above). All these we can thank the Greeks for *thanks the Greeks*
And now, thousands of years later, we can tap into this tradition, this culture, this integral part of our life. And we can do this through the Olympics. Every athlete to compete in the Olympics brings to the sport the sense of tradition that only history can bring. Winners adding their name to an illustrious list of competitors that dates not only back to the 1900’s but thousands of years before the modern Olympics even began. To have ones name on a list of illustrious athletes dating back to this great civilization is........ indescribable. How can I even attempt to describe how an athlete would feel in this situation.
Compare this to the World Cup. It dates to 1930. By no means is it a meaningless competition, and winners rightly celebrate and put their names with some great sportsmen throughout history (Pele, Maradonna), but let’s put it in some perspective. As Aero_dynamic posted in his last reply:
The history of these two events show us categorically that the World Cup can not compete with the Olympics. Once again, the Olympics is shown to be a greater event, without doubt.