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Football World Cup 6 46.15%
Rugby World Cup 3 23.08%
Cricket World Cup 0 0%
The Ashes 0 0%
Six Nations 2 15.38%
Champions League 2 15.38%
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Old 03.12.2010, 12:45
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Greatest Sporting Tournament

Well today England had a great day over in Oz at the second Ashes Test. In February its the Six Nations and next year its the Rugby Wold Cup over in New Zealand. Yesterday FIFA sent the world cup to Russia and (clears throat) Quatar

All this got me thinking about the best Sporting International tournament: For me its the Ashes or Six Nations. What do you all think

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Old 03.12.2010, 12:52
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

Might want to change the title to "International Sporting Tournament", otherwise people will ask there's no Stanley Cup, World Series, Sheffield Shield etc etc
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

The Six nations isn't even close to the rugby world cup.

No New Zealand, Australia or South Africa in the tournament
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Old 03.12.2010, 12:54
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

Also wouldn't a tournament include more than two teams?

This link makes for interesting reading.
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

I think its living in Ireland for so long: I know we are missing the best playing teams but the rivalry is such an addition to the mix. The atmosphere at Lansdowne Road and in the pubs through the whole tournament is just electric
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Might want to change the title to "International Sporting Tournament", otherwise people will ask there's no Stanley Cup, World Series, Sheffield Shield etc etc
Good idea Paddy: do it now
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Old 03.12.2010, 12:56
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

The Canada Cup used to be incredible back in the day (hockey).

I used to really enjoy the World Cup but it has gone downhill since '98.

Euros are still entertaining. And Olympic hockey is good too. And so are the World Juniors (hockey).
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Might want to change the title to "International Sporting Tournament", otherwise people will ask there's no Stanley Cup, World Series, Sheffield Shield etc etc
What about the Olympics then
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

Another good point damn you! I should have consulted more widely before polling and I cant see how to add things:
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

Or international sporting event?
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

I guess most people will vote for a tournament that involves the sport they prefer to play or watch, but that doesn't really give a true reflection of what is the greatest sporting tournament.

In reality, it has to be the summer olympics because it encompasses the whole world and a huge proportion of worldwide sports...and let's not forget the history!!

But if we are talking about individual sports tournaments, then it has to be "Spacehopper Derby".
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Re: Greatest Sporting Tournament

Ahhh! Missed this poll but glad the Football World Cup came up tops .
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A late vote for the Stanley Cup.
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