After watching this scene:

Being that I was a professional athlete once and won my fair share of World level competition medals (only a couple really) etc., that scene piqued my curiosity as to whether Captain America has entered the Olympics or competed in a competition of some sort and competed against highly trained professional athletes?

And if he did, how did he fare?

This is more of a question about Captain America in the Marvel universe.

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    But wouldnt' the judges say "super soldier serum = doping"? Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 9:40
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    @TeemPorary, good point. I was drug tested every month when competing, but the question is, would any drug testing agency be able to detect the super serum?
    – KyloRen
    Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 9:46
  • @Valorum, if that is a marvel pic, why not make it an answer? I will upvote it.
    – KyloRen
    Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 10:13
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    @KyloRen - I should imagine that Captain America's blood chemistry would be instantly suspect. His indicators would be all over the place.
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 10:17
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    Isn't Captain America supposed to be unswervingly fair & possessing an advanced sense of morality? If so, he would exclude himself from contests with athletes that lacked the serum he was given, since he would see it as cheating. Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 15:47

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I can't find any comicbook instances of him competing in the Olympics, or any other organised sporting event, but the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Vol.1 #2) tells us precisely what would happen if he was to do so.

Captain America has athletic ability, strength, speed and endurance superior to any Olympic athlete who ever competed.

In short, given his remarkable constitution, he could (theoretically) compete in every event simultaneously and would win every event that he entered.

  • And yes, I'm aware that the sticking points would be the IOC requirements for event qualification and the scheduling on the day but pshaw! with your logic.
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 6:33
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    Basically, Hitler would really want to sign him up for the German New Man Olympics. He even looks the part. Get Leni Riefenstahl to do a body-affirmative movie, too. Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 11:14
  • Too bad his response would be to, invariably, punch Hitler in the face.
    – Carson
    Commented Apr 5, 2021 at 16:30
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    @Carson - indeed; youtu.be/rtSrWn7eYbU?t=97
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 5, 2021 at 16:44

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