Well a lot of people say that Golf has the best athletes but it's actually Basketball.
Who says that golfer are more athletic? Definitely Basketball or soccer
Bo Jackson & Dion Sanders
Each sport attracts those athletes who are "best" in that sport. Is the top basketball player "better" than the top football player, or the top golfer or tennis player?
Nordic Skiing and Swimming. Both sports have athletes with the best BO2 max body tests.
Australia has many fine athletes. It would depend on which sport you are referring to. It is almost impossible to compare athletes in different disciplines.
Usually athletes may have a role-model which makes them do there best. The role model may be a celebrity athlete or just a parent. I think most athletes generally love sport. A relative of mine is a professinal athlete she loves all sports and shes quite young. If you want to be a good athlete, you don't need an inspiration. Just try and get fit and do whatever sport your best at and you will succeed.
There is no sport to keep athletes keep fit during winter.
All athletes, regardless of the sport or event in which they compete