Do I really have to go back to that velodrome? And do we have to drag cricket into this?
Cricket was an Olympic sport exactly one time, at the Paris non-Olympics of 1900. The British played the French and, of course, the French did not win. They got slaughtered. The Brits did not win gold medals because there weren't any. They got models of the Eiffel Tower.
Now, that's unique.
Given our recurring themes of really big explosions, Nobel Prizes, floods, cemeteries, HHGTTG and cricket - this should have been a full toss.
Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII