Powell, Righteris, not only do I disagree with your comparison of OG/WC, I don't think it's even close. As far as the pure results are compared, Powell is probably right, they look quite comparable. But look at the athletes! Olympic years see even the "retired" ones coming out of the woodworks. They don't do it for the WC. How many times have we heard "I'd gladly exchange all my World records for one Olympic gold medal"? When Jimmy Carter boycotted Moscow, the Soviets promptly retaliated. Would have they done the same for the WC? I doubt it. You are trying to strictly separate the athletics from all the other qualities of both OG and WC. I don't think it's possible, there is simply too much of an overlap.