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With the real-world Olympics wrapping up and another on the way in six months, I got thinking. Besides America (cause there's so many more heroes), who'd win a Champions "super-Olympics"? We've got heroes from plenty of other countries.

 

My first thought is China just cause of the Tiger Squad, but I'm not sure.

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   Wouldn’t there have to be something akin to the weight-classes in Boxing and wrestling?  Otherwise it just becomes a rating system. 
    With athletic events in the real world there’s appreciation for excellence achieved through personal sacrifice and ability.  With superpowers it’s kind of like allowing every athlete to take performance enhancers. 
   It might be a fun idea for a night of play but it doesn’t really hold up to a lot of overthinking....like a lot of other things about superheroing.

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You could have combat sports like judo, karate and boxing.

Long jump, high jump and triple jump are possible

So are all the sprints.

You could have flight events.

 

What you might do to get players involved is have a villain decide to hold the events and so kidnaps people to force the heroes or others to take part.

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The issue with official Champions characters for many sports is, their abilities are already quantified. We know exactly how much they can lift, how fast they can run, how far they can jump. In some cases there's a person commonly accepted as the strongest/fastest/etc. There might be some question where people rank within the "reality" of the Champions Universe, but in our reality there isn't.

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On 8/9/2021 at 9:40 PM, Tjack said:

With athletic events in the real world there’s appreciation for excellence achieved through personal sacrifice and ability.  With superpowers it’s kind of like allowing every athlete to take performance enhancers. 

 

Spending experience points.

 

5 hours ago, archer said:

 

One of them has to be the "Grond Toss".

 

That one answers the question of what someone means when they say, "I wouldn't trust Grond any further than I could throw him."

 

The Ninjitsu and Invisibility competitions would be disappointing for spectators.

 

On the other hand, the Foxbat Relay would always be popular.

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5 hours ago, archer said:

 

One of them has to be the "Grond Toss".

 

That one answers the question of what someone means when they say, "I wouldn't trust Grond any further than I could throw him."


    Is that how far you could toss him or how well you survive being tossed BY him?  Posthumous medals awarded for those who get the “Loki Slam”.

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