Top Ten Movie Olympians


It’s top ten time and today’s topic is a sporting theme!

Hope everyone is enjoying the Olympics.  I’ve been getting into the sporting spirit by resurrecting my love of badminton.  Sore arms and legs…totally worth it!

But enough about me.  Here’s a question for you.  Have you ever watched a film and thought that character is good enough to take part in the Olympics?  Well worry no more.  Here are my top ten movie characters that could make an Olympic team.  They’re not there to make up the numbers, they’re there to win gold!

10) Cycling

Elliot & E.T (E.T. The Extra Terrestrial)


Kids on bikes – this choice is a no brainer.  No matter what the course is, Elliot and E.T. can handle it.

9) Archery

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)


The easier choice would be Legolas from The Lord of the Rings, but Katniss Everdeen has proven herself to be an accomplished archer and a female icon.  She has what it takes and can survive these games.

8) Shooting

Tony Montana (Scarface)


Controversial decision as Bob Lee Swagger (Shooter) is the better choice.  In fairness, Tony Montana would fail the drug test before heading out to the games!  However, his passion, energy and fighting spirit seals his selection.  Now Tony, make sure you fire at the target and not at the crowd…

7) Boxing

Rocky Balboa (Rocky IV)


We all love an underdog and in boxing, Rocky Balboa fits the bill.  He is the Italian Stallion after all and you can be certain his montage training will get him at his peak boxing ability.

6) Water Polo

Greg Focker (Meet the Parents)


Ok, so Greg is technically playing another sport in Meet the Parents.  However, that aggression will serve him well in the pool.

5) Athletics

Steve Rogers / Captain America (Captain America: The First Avenger)


Another controversial decision because Steve Rogers is a super soldier!  But if we did turn a blind eye, he’s the star spangled man with a plan and Steve’s physical abilities means he’s an all-round athlete.  Watch out Usain Bolt, records will be broken.

4) Judo

Ellen Ripley (Aliens)


Ellen Ripley is a fighter.  If she can go toe-to-toe with an alien queen, she can handle judo!

3) Beach Volleyball

Maverick & Goose (Top Gun) + special guest appearance by Wilson as the volleyball (Castaway)


We feel the need for speed and Maverick and Goose are the perfect candidates for beach volleyball. Wilson gets in on the action.  He needed a job after floating away from Tom Hanks!

2) Fencing

Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)


All Inigo Montoya has to do is imagine each opponent being the six-fingered man and he will get his revenge…I mean that gold medal.

1) Table Tennis

Forest Gump (Forest Gump)


An easy choice for number one.  Forest Gump’s ping pong ability means he can go head to head with the best.  You wouldn’t bet against him.

Olympic Backups (aka Honourable Mentions)

  • GOLF: Ty Webb (Caddyshack)
  • GYMNASTICS: Kelly (The Lost World: Jurassic Park)
  • EQUESTRIAN: Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
  • SWIMMING: The Little Mermaid (The Little Mermaid)
  • TAEKWONDO: Danny LaRusso (The Karate Kid)
    & Black Dynamite (Black Dynamite)

Who would make your team?  Don’t be shy, leave a comment below with your suggestion!


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