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#798927 - Sat Jun 02 2012 04:23 AM Results & Standings .. Olympics 2012
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I know I promise every four years that I will not mention this topic again, but I have weakened again. smile

The Games open on July 27, a mere 55 days away, and I am hoping to run a tipping comp for them.

I will probably use a similar model to Beijing. We will pick a variety of events, say 12-18, and use a 5-3-1 rating. Depending on the number of interested starters, everyone should have a chance to pick their favourite event.

Other details will be hammered out over the next few weeks and posted here- any suggestions will be welcomed.




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#798969 - Sat Jun 02 2012 08:13 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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Sounds like fun smile

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#798992 - Sat Jun 02 2012 09:45 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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I'm in!
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#798999 - Sat Jun 02 2012 10:50 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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Count me in please.

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#799001 - Sat Jun 02 2012 11:02 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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#799133 - Sat Jun 02 2012 08:28 PM Re: Olympics 2012
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Will give it a go smile Might need a nudge to remember though!

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#799139 - Sat Jun 02 2012 09:11 PM Re: Olympics 2012
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I'd give it a crack

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#799157 - Sun Jun 03 2012 12:55 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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I suppose my arm could be twis.......ouch

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#799166 - Sun Jun 03 2012 03:46 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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I give it a go if I manange to get home through all the additional traffic, road closures and diversions due to something they call the Olympics !!
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#800555 - Fri Jun 08 2012 12:53 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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#800674 - Fri Jun 08 2012 11:21 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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Oh yes - include me as well
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#803996 - Fri Jun 22 2012 08:34 PM Re: Olympics 2012
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#805356 - Sat Jun 30 2012 12:59 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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#807608 - Mon Jul 09 2012 01:32 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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Time to get this one rolling!

We have about a dozen starters so far, and I would imagine there will be a few more in the next couple of weeks, so here goes.

-Each tipster will pick an event and points will be a simple 5-3-1 format.

-A bonus point will be awarded if you tip the gold medalist in your selected event.

-Points will be awarded in finals only. Some events will have short turnaround times between heats/semi finals/finals, so we will all need to be on our toes.

-Each event will close as near as possible to the actual starting time.

-Contestants may be either individuals (eg, men's 100 metres freestyle) or teams (eg, Hockey).

Get your favourite event on the list now!

Find out more about all the different disciplines here.


Edited by ozzz2002 (Mon Jul 09 2012 01:35 AM)
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#807612 - Mon Jul 09 2012 02:40 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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My event is Men's 1500 metres freestyle swimming.
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#807614 - Mon Jul 09 2012 02:49 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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My Event is Men's Football

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#807616 - Mon Jul 09 2012 03:01 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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#807620 - Mon Jul 09 2012 04:56 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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How about Women's Team Archery?
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#807623 - Mon Jul 09 2012 06:13 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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Men's Cycling Road Race

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#807701 - Mon Jul 09 2012 09:34 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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#807706 - Mon Jul 09 2012 09:42 AM Re: Olympics 2012
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I'm not exactly sure how this works because I wasn't here the last time around, but I want to play! My event will be the Men's 200m Individual Medley, Swimming.
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#807735 - Mon Jul 09 2012 12:49 PM Re: Olympics 2012
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Does your event have to be different to everyone else?
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#807740 - Mon Jul 09 2012 01:14 PM Re: Olympics 2012
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Originally Posted By: kaddarsgirl
I'm not exactly sure how this works because I wasn't here the last time around, but I want to play! My event will be the Men's 200m Individual Medley, Swimming.


Welcome, kaddarsgirl. Everyone will pick three selections for each nominated event, and if they tip the gold medallist they get 5 points. Silver will get three and bronze will get one point.

And, yes, Sypher, you have to be different to everyone else. smile
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#807743 - Mon Jul 09 2012 01:29 PM Re: Olympics 2012
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Do you have to call which you think will take each of gold, silver, and bronze, or do you just pick 3 and it doesn't matter which medal they get?
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#807747 - Mon Jul 09 2012 01:57 PM Re: Olympics 2012
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Cycling Men's Sprint
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