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The A2K Fantasy Olympics Beijing 2008

 
 
fbaezer
 
Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 04:09 pm
The Olympic Games in Beijing will start in a few weeks.
Perhaps a Fantasy Prediction Game will make them more fun.
We certainly had a lot on Athens 2004 and Torino 2006.

6 Simple Rules of the Game:

1. Every participant will choose a "team" of 15 national olympic teams (divided by gender in the case of the USA, China and Russia teams). The aggregate result of these national olympic teams will determine the winner, on the basis of 5 points for every gold medal, 3 points for every silver medal, and 1 point for every bronze medal.

2. The 15 national olympic teams must be chosen from 4 different pools, in which the nations have been divided according to their performance in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

3. Each participant must choose 2 olympic teams from Group A, 3 olympic teams from Group B, 5 olympic teams from Group C and 5 olympic teams from Group D (with encompasses all nations not in any of the former groups).

4. Since the USA, China and Russia Olympic Teams get the most medals, they will be divided in USA Male, USA Female, China Male, China Female, Russia Male, Russia Female. Any medal won by a mixed duo or team (equestrian team medals, for example), will count for both male and female teams.

5. The medal count will be based on the OIC count. That is, collective medals count as one.

6. All participants must enter their predictions before 10:00 a.m August 8, US CST (which is about when the opening ceremony is over).

Prizes:

Winner: Virtual GOLD Medal, and congratulations from every one.
Runner Up: Virtual SILVER Medal.
Third Place: Virtual BRONZE Medal.

Groups:

Group A:

Australia
China Men
China Women
Germany
Russia Men
Russia Women
USA Men
USA Women



Group B:

Cuba
France
Hungary
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Romania
South Korea
Spain
Ukraine
United Kingdom


Group C:

Argentina
Austria
Belarus
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ethiopia
Greece
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Norway
Poland
Slovakia
South Africa
Sweden
Thailand
Turkey


Group D:

All other participant national olympic teams.



I'll do my best to post daily standings of the A2K Fantasy Olympics Predition Game.

Good luck to everyone.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 04:27 pm
I have no idea what you are talking about. No matter. I will, of course, play. Table tennis. That is going to be the biggie, right?
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George
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 04:29 pm
I'm in
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 04:30 pm
Sounds good.

I've not only watched Olympic events on t.v., I've served hot chocolate to Swedish Olympic sailors (during the 1976 summer Olympics).

I'm so in.






(like hot chocolate means anything - all I knew was that they wore Speedos at practice Embarrassed )
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 04:52 pm
ehBeth wrote:
Sounds good.
I'm so in.
- all I knew was that they wore Speedos at practice


GROUP, ehbeth, not GROPE.

2 from Group A, 3 from B, 5 from C and 5 from D. What countries are in D?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 04:58 pm
No tv as usual (I used to be an olympics addict, with the sound off during certain tv folks' jingo-time. Haven't paid attention except for the smog/heat question for runners, and the noise about Ms. Torres.

Of course, I'm in.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 05:03 pm
realjohnboy wrote:


2 from Group A, 3 from B, 5 from C and 5 from D. What countries are in D?


Every country not listed on A, B or C.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 05:17 pm
I see we don't have to give ourselves team names. I will anyway for my own amusement - The Dolphin-Kick Dogpaddlers. (Pay no attention.)
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 05:19 pm
Sounds fun! I am in.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 05:20 pm
So am I correct that we don't have to name 5 countries from Group D?
Like Albania or Lithuania. Any medals won by athletes from countries not in Groups A-C will earn us all the same points. That doesn't seem to make sense, as we will all share equally in that largesse. So why have Group D?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 05:20 pm
I'll be the first one to put down my picks:

Group A:

Australia
China Women

Group B:

Cuba
France
South Korea

Group C:

Brazil
Belarus
Denmark
Ethiopia
Kenya

Group D:

Georgia
Jamaica
Mexico
Slovenia
Taiwan
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 05:22 pm
realjohnboy wrote:
So am I correct that we don't have to name 5 countries from Group D?
Like Albania or Lithuania. Any medals won by athletes from countries not in Groups A-C will earn us all the same points. That doesn't seem to make sense, as we will all share equally in that largesse. So why have Group D?


No. You have to pick 5.
In fact, group D made the difference 4 years ago.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 05:23 pm
OK. We do have to pick 5 other countries. This will take some research.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2008 07:21 pm
So the WIFF's (Wrapped in Flying Flags) go for:

Group A: American Men (swimming and track/field)
Chinese Women (gymnastics)

Working on B, C, and D.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2008 04:07 am
Re: The A2K Fantasy Olympics Beijing 2008
The Ring-O-Leav-e-os select

Groups:

Group A:
China Women
USA Men


Group B:
Cuba
South Korea
United Kingdom


Group C:
Brazil
Canada
Czech Republic
Kenya
South Africa


Still working on D.
Group D:
All other participant national olympic teams.


Thanks!
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2008 04:35 pm
Good goin', Jespah and realjohnboy.
Expecting the rest of your picks.

Hingehead sent me his by PM.
Hope he will post them in the Forum.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2008 06:02 pm
Re: The A2K Fantasy Olympics Beijing 2008
jespah wrote:
The Ring-O-Leav-e-os select

Groups:

Group A:
China Women
USA Men


Group B:
Cuba
South Korea
United Kingdom


Group C:
Brazil
Canada
Czech Republic
Kenya
South Africa


Still working on D.
Group D:
All other participant national olympic teams.


Thanks!


My D countries:
Chile
Israel
Jamaica
Singapore
Vietnam

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_Olympics#Participating_NOCs for a list of competing countries.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2008 08:18 pm
All right, all right, I will now give this my consideration..
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2008 08:26 pm
working on it

will try to get my team posted before the thunderstorm forces me to turn off the puter
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2008 08:47 pm
Re: The A2K Fantasy Olympics Beijing 2008
1. Every participant will choose a "team" of 15 national olympic teams (divided by gender in the case of the USA, China and Russia teams).

3. Each participant must choose 2 olympic teams from Group A, 3 olympic teams from Group B, 5 olympic teams from Group C and 5 olympic teams from Group D (with encompasses all nations not in any of the former groups).

~~~

Group A :

China Women
USA Men

Group B:

Cuba
Italy
United Kingdom

Group C: (still needs some winnowing)

Argentina
Canada
Denmark
Ethiopia
Greece
Kenya
Norway
Turkey
Slovakia

Group D:

Georgia
Croatia
Slovenia
Vietnam
Egypt
 

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