While reading around darts, I came across this quote from darts commentator Sid Waddell who once said (of Eric Bristow - "the crafty cockney") :
'When Alexander the Great was 33 he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Bristow is only 27.'
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/sporting_quotes.htm has more examples of classical references in sporting quotes..
p.s. - for Darts anoraks - some interesting facts about Bristow: he is a Polydactyl (he has six toes on his right foot), and also suffered from Dartitis - which is a psychological condition - which meant he somehow felt himself to be unable to let go of his dart when throwing it. The Oxford English Dictionary may well include dartitis in its next edition - see http://www.darts.150m.com/Dartitisviews.htm for details.
OK - I promise no more darts-facts, before we get off the topic... Comments on the post below (is darts a 'sport'?) are still welcome.