Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Olympics

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> Olympics Page: [1] 2   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Olympics - 8/9/2016 7:34:30 PM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
I've been following the Olympic events with interest. Is it me or have there been more injuries to individuals this year! Hope you've had a chance to watch.

_____________________________

Post #: 1
RE: Olympics - 8/9/2016 9:00:35 PM   
Zorch

 

Posts: 6714
Joined: 3/7/2010
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

I've been following the Olympic events with interest. Is it me or have there been more injuries to individuals this year! Hope you've had a chance to watch.

Yes, the number of bruised egos and sore heads is at an all time high.

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 2
RE: Olympics - 8/9/2016 9:06:03 PM   
Tae55yang


Posts: 12
Joined: 7/31/2016
Status: offline
It's Olimpic games are very hard in this year! So many bugs!

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 3
RE: Olympics - 8/9/2016 11:41:55 PM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
Saw this at the bottom of the winners page of the official 2016 Olympic site.



Please note that because a number of anti-doping rules violations procedures are still in progress – including procedures involving medalists further to the results of the retesting programmes carried out on the samples collected in Beijing 2008 and London 2012- the information contained in the list is not final



< Message edited by Zap -- 8/9/2016 11:42:45 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to Tae55yang)
Post #: 4
RE: Olympics - 8/9/2016 11:48:19 PM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
Men's cycling had such a ugly accident the Olympic Committee pulled the video from YouTube.

Sorry link does not work for the Chicago tribune story



< Message edited by Zap -- 8/10/2016 3:55:45 AM >


_____________________________


(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 5
RE: Olympics - 8/10/2016 3:39:51 AM   
Qwixt


Posts: 901
Joined: 6/19/2006
Status: offline
I can imagine. Cycling always looks crazy to me when I see those huge packs and front wheels right next to rear wheels.

Just goggled it and read the story, no video as I really do not need to see it,

"The difficulty of the course with its technical climbs and descents and section of cobble stones was shown by the fact that only 63 of the 144 riders finished."

< Message edited by Qwixt -- 8/10/2016 3:44:23 AM >

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 6
RE: Olympics - 8/11/2016 5:04:08 AM   
jwarrenw13

 

Posts: 1328
Joined: 8/12/2000
From: Monroe, LA, USA
Status: offline
I found this one interesting. Greater Olympian, Michael Phelps or Leonidas of Rhodes?

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/8/9/12419516/michael-phelps-gold-medal-record-leonidas-of-rhodes


(in reply to Qwixt)
Post #: 7
RE: Olympics - 8/11/2016 5:22:55 AM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: JW

I found this one interesting. Greater Olympian, Michael Phelps or Leonidas of Rhodes?

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/8/9/12419516/michael-phelps-gold-medal-record-leonidas-of-rhodes





Interesting, Phelps will need to participate (and win a gold) in the next Olympics to be the all-time record holder.

< Message edited by Zap -- 8/11/2016 5:23:21 AM >


_____________________________


(in reply to jwarrenw13)
Post #: 8
RE: Olympics - 8/11/2016 3:16:08 PM   
Max 86


Posts: 709
Joined: 11/6/2007
Status: offline
I'm a tad surprise by the medal count. Seems Russia is not racking up a lot yet...does that have to do with the doping scandal ya' think? Japan and Australia certainly are making a good showing.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=medal%20count&mie=oly%2C%5B%22%2Fm%2F03tnk7%22%2C1%2C%22m%22%5D

US - 32
China - 23
Japan - 18
Russia - 15
Australia - 13
Great Britain - 12
Italy - 12

< Message edited by Max 86 -- 8/11/2016 3:18:26 PM >


_____________________________

No problem Chief!

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 9
RE: Olympics - 8/11/2016 6:32:55 PM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
I knew Russia's medal count would be down after learning their weightlifting team was disqualified along with various others in different disciplines for , yes drugging. The USA have some 500+ qualified for the games China 450+. The Russians 200+. That gives some perspective. It was something to watch when all the teams were filing into the stadium and watching Russia come in with its diminished numbers.

< Message edited by Zap -- 8/11/2016 6:34:08 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to Max 86)
Post #: 10
RE: Olympics - 8/12/2016 4:01:33 AM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: JW

I found this one interesting. Greater Olympian, Michael Phelps or Leonidas of Rhodes?

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/8/9/12419516/michael-phelps-gold-medal-record-leonidas-of-rhodes






When I posted in response to your post I didn't realize Phelps had another race. So Phelps wins another Gold.

So there is no question now. Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all-time!! The most Gold Medals accumulated in all of the history of man-kind.


_____________________________


(in reply to jwarrenw13)
Post #: 11
RE: Olympics - 8/12/2016 4:37:42 AM   
jwarrenw13

 

Posts: 1328
Joined: 8/12/2000
From: Monroe, LA, USA
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap


quote:

ORIGINAL: JW

I found this one interesting. Greater Olympian, Michael Phelps or Leonidas of Rhodes?

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/8/9/12419516/michael-phelps-gold-medal-record-leonidas-of-rhodes






When I posted in response to your post I didn't realize Phelps had another race. So Phelps wins another Gold.

So there is no question now. Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all-time!! The most Gold Medals accumulated in all of the history of man-kind.



I agree, but I would like to see him swim in armor to top it off.

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 12
RE: Olympics - 8/12/2016 10:43:13 AM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
The next best thing, today if he wins his 5th gold of this Olympics.

_____________________________


(in reply to jwarrenw13)
Post #: 13
RE: Olympics - 8/12/2016 8:57:15 PM   
Orm


Posts: 18265
Joined: 5/3/2008
From: Sweden
Status: offline
It was very fun watching the men's rugby. I do hope that Rugby Sevens are here to stay.

Congratulations Fiji. Well deserved.





Cheers.

_____________________________

Intend attacking at dawn high water.

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 14
RE: Olympics - 8/13/2016 8:25:37 AM   
Pvt_Grunt

 

Posts: 272
Joined: 2/13/2007
From: Frankston Victoria
Status: offline
Australia usually does well early in the games when the swimming is on. We tend to fall back later when the track and field events start. Maybe this year will be different!

_____________________________


(in reply to Max 86)
Post #: 15
RE: Olympics - 8/13/2016 1:21:11 PM   
Neilster


Posts: 2907
Joined: 10/27/2003
From: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Status: offline
For the Summer Olympics, the all-time ranking of medals per capita is...(Medals:Population)

1. Finland 302: 5,407,040
2. Sweden 487: 9,490,683
3. Hungary 486: 9,962,000
4. Denmark 183: 5,580,516
5. Bahamas 11: 353,658

...according to

http://www.medalspercapita.com/#medals-per-capita:all-time

Just select "All Time (Summer)" at the bottom of the drop-down box list.

Of course this doesn't take into account how many Olympics the countries have attended, which skews it towards European nations.

Cheers, Neilster


< Message edited by Neilster -- 8/13/2016 1:25:07 PM >

(in reply to Pvt_Grunt)
Post #: 16
RE: Olympics - 8/13/2016 5:01:19 PM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Neilster

For the Summer Olympics, the all-time ranking of medals per capita is...(Medals:Population)

1. Finland 302: 5,407,040
2. Sweden 487: 9,490,683
3. Hungary 486: 9,962,000
4. Denmark 183: 5,580,516
5. Bahamas 11: 353,658

...according to

http://www.medalspercapita.com/#medals-per-capita:all-time

Just select "All Time (Summer)" at the bottom of the drop-down box list.

Of course this doesn't take into account how many Olympics the countries have attended, which skews it towards European nations.

Cheers, Neilster



That will probably have to be changed.

Because Fiji with a population of 18,274 now have 1 gold and IOA with 0 population has 1 gold.


_____________________________


(in reply to Neilster)
Post #: 17
RE: Olympics - 8/14/2016 3:32:33 AM   
Neilster


Posts: 2907
Joined: 10/27/2003
From: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap


quote:

ORIGINAL: Neilster

For the Summer Olympics, the all-time ranking of medals per capita is...(Medals:Population)

1. Finland 302: 5,407,040
2. Sweden 487: 9,490,683
3. Hungary 486: 9,962,000
4. Denmark 183: 5,580,516
5. Bahamas 11: 353,658

...according to

http://www.medalspercapita.com/#medals-per-capita:all-time

Just select "All Time (Summer)" at the bottom of the drop-down box list.

Of course this doesn't take into account how many Olympics the countries have attended, which skews it towards European nations.

Cheers, Neilster



That will probably have to be changed.

Because Fiji with a population of 18,274 now have 1 gold and IOA with 0 population has 1 gold.


Yes. Well done Fiji. As for IOA...the mathematician in me says division by zero is undefined

Cheers, Neilster

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 18
RE: Olympics - 8/18/2016 6:26:26 PM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
There are a few days remaining before the Olympics are concluded. There was a discussion of the disappointment for the Country of India for not investing more money in training its athletes for the Olympics. Their athletes are frustrated with the lack of support. So I was curious as to what a country spends in training their athletes. England, spends the most 4 and a half million pounds to produce an athlete to gain a gold.


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/datablog/2012/aug/13/olympics-2012-cost-per-medal-team-gb-funding

side note: It cost 492.70 American dollars to make. an Olympic medal

_____________________________


(in reply to Neilster)
Post #: 19
RE: Olympics - 8/19/2016 10:18:02 AM   
VPaulus

 

Posts: 3390
Joined: 6/23/2011
From: Portugal
Status: online
bump

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 20
RE: Olympics - 8/19/2016 12:16:39 PM   
redcoat


Posts: 995
Joined: 8/31/2005
From: UK
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

So I was curious as to what a country spends in training their athletes. England, spends the most 4 and a half million pounds to produce an athlete to gain a gold.


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/datablog/2012/aug/13/olympics-2012-cost-per-medal-team-gb-funding

side note: It cost 492.70 American dollars to make. an Olympic medal


I don’t know why you say ‘England’ (the UK) pays more to gain medals. The Guardian article does not claim that and I haven’t heard anyone else claim that.

Besides the Guardian article is inaccurate. They’ve taken UK Sports elite sports budget and divided it by the number of Olympic medals. The elite sports budget was used to fund a lot more than just Team GB at the Olympics. It paid for British teams at all high level events over four years. So that included the Commonwealth Games, World Athletics and European tournaments. The budget was also used to pay for Olympic quality sporting facilities.

I doubt whether it is possible to accurately compare the funding of the different teams. Who knows what the Russians and Chinese are spending. Moreover, you will probably get more per Pound or dollar in China or Russia than in the West.

This Australian article has attempted to compare spending for the Rio games.

http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/is-australias-disastrous-olympic-campaign-really-340-million-well-spent/news-story/b6d9d7211136bbc8309939e42ec6e471

If this article is accurate Team GB has done relatively well for the money we have spent.



_____________________________


(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 21
RE: Olympics - 8/19/2016 1:21:15 PM   
Walloc

 

Posts: 3156
Joined: 10/30/2006
From: Denmark
Status: offline
Dont know if its true but the Danish comentators keep commenting on that for example the British sailing budget/support is larger than the entire Danish budget for all the attending sports going to the top end athletes.

Any how the larger the country the trend presumably is that of more spend per athlete.

(in reply to redcoat)
Post #: 22
RE: Olympics - 8/20/2016 4:00:37 AM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
Hmmm, okay, the Header says GB, that is England isn't it? Or is there a distinction to be made?
In the below link it says estimated spending by GB is 15million pounds. So that one says its more then the previous link. Though your right that its not accurate to say GB pays the most of all countries, that data is unknown.

http://debatewise.org/images/debatewiselogo.png

_____________________________


(in reply to redcoat)
Post #: 23
RE: Olympics - 8/20/2016 12:34:45 PM   
redcoat


Posts: 995
Joined: 8/31/2005
From: UK
Status: offline

Hmmm, GB (Great Britain) and England aren't the same thing. England is part of GB. Scotland and Wales are also part of it. So some of the competitors in Team GB are not from England. Andy Murray being one example.

The link you posted goes to a logo. Where is the 'debate' you mentioned?

_____________________________


(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 24
RE: Olympics - 8/20/2016 1:13:03 PM   
Neilster


Posts: 2907
Joined: 10/27/2003
From: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Status: offline
This is Chloe Esposito who won gold for Australia in the "Modern" Pentathlon. I use the inverted commas because the five disciplines (running, swimming, equestrian, fencing and shooting) represent those a late 19th Century cavalry officer would need to escape from behind enemy lines. No joke.

I've been bagging the event for years for this reason but she's cute and has won gold, so now everyone's suddenly taking it very seriously. It is very tough actually, as the entire thing takes place in one day and they're only assigned their horse 20 minutes before riding it in competition.

This isn't even a good photo of her. I saw her on telly the other day and she has stunning eyes. Anyway, I thought the cavalry officer bit would be appropriate for a wargaming site

Cheers, Neilster




Attachment (1)

(in reply to redcoat)
Post #: 25
RE: Olympics - 8/22/2016 6:59:21 AM   
warspite1


Posts: 40193
Joined: 2/2/2008
From: England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

Hmmm, okay, the Header says GB, that is England isn't it? Or is there a distinction to be made?
In the below link it says estimated spending by GB is 15million pounds. So that one says its more then the previous link. Though your right that its not accurate to say GB pays the most of all countries, that data is unknown.

http://debatewise.org/images/debatewiselogo.png
warspite1

I cannot read the link you posted but the other two links just go to prove the old saying - there are lies, damned lies and statistics.

No doubt the numbers can be worked in a variety of ways to make whatever point one wants to make. Clearly unless the numbers are calculated fairly and on the same basis then these are fairly meaningless articles.

As to the England/GB/UK thing, this seems to be a common thing with non-Britons i.e. that England gets used incorrectly. When most people do it I am sure it is simply an unintentional mistake to use England when referring to the UK or GB - and as such is no problem (although I can imagine the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish being less impressed ).

However, I read an article in the Washington Post the other day that was supposedly written by someone who knows something about history and yet the author referred to England when talking about a event in 1944, not 1544. That is a problem and really grates for being lazy and half-arsed .


_____________________________

England expects that every man will do his duty. Horatio Nelson October 1805



(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 26
RE: Olympics - 8/22/2016 9:07:00 AM   
Neilster


Posts: 2907
Joined: 10/27/2003
From: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Status: offline
Finland's medals per capita has taken a hit. One bronze

Cheers, Neilster

(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 27
RE: Olympics - 8/22/2016 9:30:38 AM   
altipueri

 

Posts: 590
Joined: 11/14/2009
Status: offline
Team GB has won the Olympics.

Well second is bloody good for a faded ex-imperialist power. And Americans really want to be Brits after realising that the awful tantrum in 1776 was just a lover's tiff. Don't they :)

"
Yes weekly from Southampton,

Great steamers, white and gold,

Go rolling down to Rio

(Roll down – roll down to Rio!)

And I’d like to roll to Rio

Some day before I’m old!

"
That's Kipling for ya.

I spent a year in Rio in 1982/3 - time of the Falklands war. Our last imperial gasp.

I really must roll down to Rio again.

(in reply to Neilster)
Post #: 28
RE: Olympics - 8/22/2016 4:23:25 PM   
Zap


Posts: 3581
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
Mongolian coaches really had a problem with the result of the contest results of their wrestler. In protest, they disrobed in front of the crowd. You can't write better stories.



< Message edited by Zap -- 8/22/2016 4:24:16 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to altipueri)
Post #: 29
RE: Olympics - 8/22/2016 5:10:52 PM   
warspite1


Posts: 40193
Joined: 2/2/2008
From: England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: altipueri

...... time of the Falklands war. Our last imperial gasp.

warspite1

Last imperial gasp? Sorry but what does that mean?

_____________________________

England expects that every man will do his duty. Horatio Nelson October 1805



(in reply to altipueri)
Post #: 30
Page:   [1] 2   next >   >>
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> Olympics Page: [1] 2   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.191