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#1141387 - Tue Aug 02 2016 05:50 PM 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
ozzz2002 Offline
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This thread is the first of five, and there is a total of 15 different events to select. Some of these events have heats, semi-finals, etc before the medal round, but some are all over in one day, so there may only be a short window of time to get your picks in.

Each thread will have at least two events, grouped by time. A small change of plans- results will NOT be posted until after the final event.

Select three athletes for each event, and points will be given on a 5-3-1 basis. If you score a gold medal in your selected event, you will score a bonus point.

Events

Men's cycling road race- August 6 Cycling road race
Women's rugby sevens- August 6-8 Sevens draw

Deadline- start of the cycling.


Tiebreakers-

1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win?
2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin?



Edited by gtho4 (Wed Aug 03 2016 12:19 AM)

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#1141423 - Tue Aug 02 2016 08:18 PM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Posts: 29944
Loc: New South Wales, Australia
Men's Cycling Road Race:
1:Chris Froome
2:Alejandro Valverde
3:Richie Porte

Women's Rugby Sevens:
1:Canada
2:Australia
3:New Zealand


Tiebreakers:
1:Total Medals for Brazil: 23
2:Winning Distance in Women's Javelin: 64.3 metres


Edited by wwe84 (Thu Aug 04 2016 03:22 PM)

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#1141436 - Tue Aug 02 2016 11:49 PM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
srini701 Offline
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Loc: Hyderabad, India
Originally Posted By: ozzz2002

Select three athletes for each event, and points will be given on a 5-3-1 basis. If you score a gold medal in your selected event, you will score a bonus point.

Tiebreakers-

2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin?


Need a couple of clarifications, so please bear with me:

1. It's enough if we post 3 athletes/teams right, and not in order of who we think will win gold, silver or bronze...for example, even if my 3rd pick wins the gold, I get the 5 points (or will I get only 1 as it was my 3rd pick)?

2. Winning distance, as in difference between gold and silver, OR the actual possible distance thrown by the gold medal winner?
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#1141449 - Wed Aug 03 2016 02:06 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
ozzz2002 Offline
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Posts: 20801
Loc: Sydney<BR>NSW Australia



Quote:
1. It's enough if we post 3 athletes/teams right, and not in order of who we think will win gold, silver or bronze...for example, even if my 3rd pick wins the gold, I get the 5 points (or will I get only 1 as it was my 3rd pick)?

Order of picks is not taken into account.


Quote:
2. Winning distance, as in difference between gold and silver, OR the actual possible distance thrown by the gold medal winner?


Total distance- probably somewhere over 60 metres.
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#1141450 - Wed Aug 03 2016 02:42 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
srini701 Offline
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Thanks for the clarifications, ozzz smile

Men's cycling road race
1. Rigoberto Urán (COL)
2. Taylor Phinney (USA)
3. Chris Froome (GBR)

Women's rugby sevens
1. Australia
2. New Zealand
3. Great Britain

Tiebreakers
1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win? 32
2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin? 68 meters


Edited by srini701 (Wed Aug 03 2016 02:42 AM)
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#1141466 - Wed Aug 03 2016 08:12 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 53998
Loc: Sydney
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    Men's Cycling Road Race
    1. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
    2. Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
    3. Chris Froome (GBR)

    Women's Rugby Sevens
    1. Australia
    2. New Zealand
    3. Great Britain
Tiebreakers
    1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win? 13
    2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin? 67.25m

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#1141468 - Wed Aug 03 2016 08:25 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
Dizart Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 26237
Loc: Buckhaven Fife
Scotland UK
Men's Cycling Road Race:
1. Alejandro Valverde
2. Vincenzo Nibali
3. Chris Froome

Women's Rugby Sevens
1. Australia
2. New Zealand
3. Great Britain

Tiebreakers1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win? 25
2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin? 66.5 m

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#1141480 - Wed Aug 03 2016 10:07 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Registered: Fri Jan 06 2006
Posts: 6305
Loc: Crawley Sussex
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Men's cycling road race
Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)
Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)

Women's Rugby Sevens
New Zealand
Canada
England


Brazil: 34 medals
Women's Javelin: 70 meters
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#1141559 - Wed Aug 03 2016 11:44 PM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 20801
Loc: Sydney<BR>NSW Australia
Men's cycling road race
Rigoberto Uran (Colombia)
Adam Yates (GB)
Daniel Martin (Ireland)

Women's rugby sevens
Australia
New Zealand
Fiji

Tiebreakers-

1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win? 16
2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin? 69.5m
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#1141571 - Thu Aug 04 2016 02:08 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Men's cycling road race

Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)
Julian Alaphilippe (France)




Women's rugby sevens

Canada
Australia
New Zealand




Tiebreakers

1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win? 24

2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin? 67.3 metres

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#1141627 - Thu Aug 04 2016 02:45 PM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4968
Loc: Illinois, USA
Men's Cycling Road Race
1. Chris Froome
2. Alejandro Valverde
3. Vincenzo Nibali

Women's Rugby Sevens
1. Australia
2. New Zealand
3. Canada

Brazil medals: 29
Women's javelin distance: 67.1


Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Aug 05 2016 01:14 AM)

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#1141631 - Thu Aug 04 2016 02:55 PM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Men's Cycling Road Race

1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)
2. Chris Froome (GB)
3. Nairo Quintana (Colombia)

Women's Rugby Sevens

1. New Zealand
2. Australia
3. Great Britain

Tiebreakers:
1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win? 27
2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin? 66.32m
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#1141677 - Thu Aug 04 2016 08:56 PM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
George95 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 10481
Loc: Ontario Canada
Men's Cycling Road Race

Chris Froome
Richie Porte
Romain Bardet

Women's Rugby Sevens

Canada
New Zealand
United States

Tiebreakers
Brazil total medals - 16
Women's javelin - 67.1 m

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#1141690 - Thu Aug 04 2016 11:19 PM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 10712
Loc: Timaru NZ
Men's Cycling Road Race

1. Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)
3. Julian Alaphilippe (France)

Women's Rugby Sevens

1. New Zealand
2. Australia
3. Canada

Tiebreakers:
1- How many total medals will the host nation, Brazil, win? 31
2- What will be the winning distance in the final of the women's javelin? 66.66m

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#1141704 - Fri Aug 05 2016 03:13 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
Posts: 4951
Loc: New Zealand
Men's Cycling Road Race

Alejandro Valverde
Chris Froome
Romain Bardet

Women's Rugby Sevens

Australia
New Zealand
Canada

Tiebreakers
Brazil total medals - 22
Women's javelin - 69.69m

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#1141816 - Sat Aug 06 2016 04:42 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
ozzz2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 20801
Loc: Sydney<BR>NSW Australia
Only two hours to go until the start of the road race, and we are missing a couple of starters.
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#1141818 - Sat Aug 06 2016 06:30 AM Re: 2016 Olympics, Part 1 - Sat 6 Aug
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Registered: Fri Nov 15 2013
Posts: 1170
Loc: Hampshire UK
Men's cycling:
Chris Froome
Alejandro Valverde
Nibali

Rugby:
Australia
New Zealand
GB

Brazil medals: 27
Javelin: 64.7m

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