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The Great Big A2K Fantasy Olympics Game For 2012!

 
 
Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 12:57 pm
The Summer Olympics start in London in 60 days. I am so excited. I can toss hammers and play badminton. I can swim and run and shoot and wrestle...all without leaving my couch! How cool is that? And I can win medals - gold, silver and bronze.
And so can you by playing our relatively simple game!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 01:21 pm
@realjohnboy,
Tell us more, boss!

similar threads from yesteryear:
http://able2know.org/topic/29980-1
http://able2know.org/topic/119788-1
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 01:21 pm
@realjohnboy,
Watch this space in the next few days. We'll be back - just as we were in 2008 and 2010 - with the rules. We need to finish making them up first.
You will be given a list of countries, divided into Group A through Group D. You will be asked to choose two (2) from Group A, three (3) from Group B, five (5) from Group C and five (5) from Group D before the start of the games. Then you can rest.
If one of your countries wins a gold medal, you win five (5) points. You get three (3) points for a silver and one (1) for a bronze.
Pretty painless, huh?
We had some 50 players in the past. Some of the backroom logistics of keeping track of the scores is a bit tedious, but doable.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 02:15 pm
@realjohnboy,
STEP #1:
Choose two (2) teams from Group A -
> Australia
> China - Men's team
> China - Women's team
> German
> Russia
> United Kingdom
> United States - Men's team
> United States - Women's team

China and the U.S. - large teams - have been divided in two.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 02:31 pm
@realjohnboy,
STEP #2:
Choose three (3) teams from Group B -
> Belarus
> Canada
> Cuba
> France
> Hungary
> Italy
> Japan
> Netherlands
> South Korea
> Spain
> Ukraine
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 03:21 pm
@realjohnboy,
STEP #3:
Choose five (5) teams from Group C -
> Argentina
> Brazil
> Czech Republic
> Denmark
> Georgia
> Jamaica
> Kenya
> New Zealand
> North Korea
> Norway
> Poland
> Romania
> Slovakia
> Sweden
> Thailand
> Turkey
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 03:37 pm
@realjohnboy,
And finally,
STEP #4:
Choose five (5) teams from Group D -
> All of the other countries in the world.

I, or others perhaps, will list countries that have won medals in the past.

Please pick Steps #1 through #3. You can change your guesses before opening day.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 May, 2012 03:46 pm
@realjohnboy,
Will do - need to read up.
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 11:26 am
@realjohnboy,
Thanks, realjohnboy! I'll post my pics in a few weeks after some research. In the meantime, I'm going to forward this thread to my friends.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 12:16 pm
@tgordon92,
tgordon92 wrote:
Thanks, realjohnboy! I'll post my pics in a few weeks after some research.

Research? I'm clearly out of my league.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 04:33 pm
GROUP D:
You must choose five (5) countries not listed in groups A, B or C to round out your picks. I googled "2008 summer olympics medal count" and found that there were over 50 countries who won at least one medal.
I am not going to attempt to list them. Wikepedia has a tally of medals by every country.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 04:47 pm
@tgordon92,
tgordon92 wrote:

Thanks, realjohnboy! I'll post my pics in a few weeks after some research. In the meantime, I'm going to forward this thread to my friends.

Fine. But I left Kazakhstan out of Group C.
I kid you not.
They did well in 2008.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 07:04 pm
Research? I wouldn't know where to begin.
Johnboy's picks:
Group A: Russia and U.S. Men
Gr0up B: Finland, Japan and South Korea
Group C: Czech Republic, Jamaica, Kenya, Norway and Poland
Group D: Switzerland, Azerbajan, Uzbekizstan, Indonesia and Greece
(Azerbajan has a really good 50 and 100 meter air pistol team)
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 07:22 pm
Group A: Germany and U.S. Men
Gr0up B: Canada, Japan, S. Korea
Group C: Brazil, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
Group D: S. Africa, Mexico, Greece, Jamaica, Lichtenstein (quadrennial underdogs)
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 05:49 pm
54 days, 17 hours to go.
36 sports from archery to wrestling.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2012 04:09 pm
42 days now to go before the start of the London Olympics. Please post your picks from the groups above. Thanks.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2012 12:28 pm
A: Russia, US Men
B: France, Italy, Japan
C: Czech, Jamaica, New Zealand, Poland, Turkey
D: Cuba, Kazakhstan, Iran, Croatia, Switzerland

That should be good for the gold this time around.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2012 12:42 pm
@realjohnboy,
Group A
China - Women's team and United States - Men's team

Group B
France, Japan, South Korea

Group C
Brazil, Denmark, Romania, Sweden, Turkey

Group D
Ireland, Israel, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2012 12:57 pm
@McGentrix,
After thinking about it, I am changing how I want to rank them...

A: Russia, Germany
B: France, Italy, Japan
C: Czech, Jamaica, New Zealand, Poland, Turkey
D: Cuba, Kazakhstan, Iran, Croatia, Switzerland

That should be good for the gold this time around.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jun, 2012 03:41 pm
@Ticomaya,
Tico, Jamaica's in group C.
 

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