Originally posted by Very Rusty
Darts actually does take skill. Cards is the luck of the draw, even if skill is involved.
I wouldn't go so far as to say "Best Sportsman Ever."
Perhaps, "Best Darts Sportsman Ever"
Skill alone does not make Taylor the best sportsman ever indeed. Here's some unusual, discontinued Olympic sports:
Jeu de Paume
Running Deer (shooting event)
Basque Pelota (demonstration sport)
Sur la Perche à la Pyramide (archery event)
Budo: Japanese archery/wrestling/fencing) (demonstration sport)
Kabaddi (demonstration sport)
Pankration (Ancient Olympics)
I'm sure the wonderful athletes who competed in these sports disagree.
My personal favorite amongst weird sports:
Cheese chasing is an event whereby members of an English village called Brockworth in Gloucestershire, send a good-sized cheese down a steep hill whereupon all the cheese-chasing contestants chase after it. The local council has at times banned the event due to too many people getting injured. They usually get really drunk, build up a good head of steam and then tear down the hill after the tumbling cheese. The cheese always seems to win.