The United States is Simply the Greatest Sports Country in the World

March 27th, 2010 by David Lynn Leave a reply »
Now, at my favorite time in the sports calendar, I often reflect upon the amazing nature of sports. It is something that can be totally unifying, and at the same time, completely divisive.

Some people quite literally live and die on the success of their teams.

It is something that transcends all of the normal boundaries that are set for us in life. A young man can grow up on the streets, but die a hero to his country because he excelled at a sport.

In the midst of my reflection, I couldn’t help but realize that the United States is hands-down the greatest sports country in the world.

I would also argue that it is the greatest country in the world, but that is for a different forum.

Who can honestly say that another country even comes close?

First, let’s look at the competition that brings the world together to determine who is best at numerous sports—the Olympics.

Which country has hosted the most Olympics?

You got it—the US with eight. France is next in line with five, and numerous other countries have three.

Who cares? It is the medals that matter, n ...

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