When the International Olympic Committee decided to push Tokyo 2020 back a year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it disrupted the carefully-laid plans of many established athletes who were aiming to peak at the Games. For some British competitors who have yet to reach their full potential though, the delay has provided additional time for them to prepare.
What makes the greatest ever Olympian? Is it simply the athlete to have won the most gold medals? The athlete to challenge at the top of their discipline the longest at multiple Games? The athlete who was the most dominant? He or she who overcame the biggest adversity? Those who brought their best to the biggest stage and broke records? Lots of questions, but little in the way of answers until now… Scroll down to see the real top 10.