Let the games begin!

Okay let’s be real. The Olympics most probably shouldn’t be happening this year due to the ongoing pandemic let alone just the sheer negative environmental impact of hosting these games. That said, there is something really special about a global competition, pitting the best athletes around the world against each other to win some glory for their home countries. So join Tuong and Olympians Desiree Connors Warmington, Al Connors, and Leslie Cserepy as they look at the entire history (and future?) of the Summer Olympic Games and make a Top 5 list!

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Ground Rules

  • We are nominating an event not a component of an event. Ie some events are combined events that have multiple components where some of those components don’t have it’s own category. Therefore in this case, you’d nominate the whole event
  • Nominations can span the entire history of the Summer olympics including upcoming confirmed games
  • We do not need to specify male vs female events unless those events are specific to those categories

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Table Tennis

4. Water Polo

3. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Floor Routine

2. Beach Volleyball

1. 100 M Dash


Tuong’s List

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics – Floor Routine
  • Fencing
  • Table Tennis
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Shot Put
  • Discus Throw
  • Javelin Throw
  • Doubles Badminton
  • Archery
  • Boxing
  • Karate
  • Skateboarding
  • Sport Climbing
  • Beach Volelyball
  • Wrestling
  • Swimming 4×100 M relay
  • 100M Dash

Des’s List

  • Water Polo
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Rowing Eight
  • Gymnastics combined events
  • decatholon
  • heptatholon
  • Tug of war
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Karate
  • Skateboarding

Al’s List

  • Ancient Pentathlon (running, discus throw, javelin throw, wrestling, jump)
  • Breakdancing
  • Motorboating
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Any vaulting event

Leslie’s List

  • 100M dash
  • Synchronized 10M platform Diving
  • 20k Race Walk
  • Pommel Horse
  • Greco-Roman wrestling
  • 100M freestyle swimming
  • Shot put
  • Discus
  • Weighlifting (the super heavy ones)


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