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The A2K Fantasy Olympics Prediction Game

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 9 Aug, 2004 11:41 am
Thanks, fbaezer! Unlike others here, I have no reasonable substantiation for my choices...
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pnut
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 08:33 am
group A
USA Women
Germany

Group B
Australia
Netherlands
France

Group C
Canada
Sweden
Brazil
Czech
Kenya

Group D
South Africa
Puerto Rico
Croatia
New Zealand
Austria
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 09:50 am
Welcome pnut, good luck & have fun on A2K.
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Patada Veloz
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 04:37 pm
My predictions
Ok. Here are my predictions. I had a really hard time picking the bottom Olympic teams...

Group A> USA male, Germany

Group B> Cuba, UK, South Korea

Group C> Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Canada, Norway

Group D>Columbia, Argentina, Finland, Austria, Portugal

sorry I copied some of your picks but it was really hard to make my picks, my "geolympic" knowledge it's really lousy, by the way can anyone post the link to the SI article?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 04:50 pm
Patada Veloz!! Very Happy

Here's the link to Cazenueve's predictions:

Sports Illustrated medal picks
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markr
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 11:13 pm
My Olympic Predictions
Cool idea.

My predictions:

Group A: China, U.S. Men

Group B: Australia, France, Italy

Group C: Hungary, Poland, Spain, Canada, Sweden

Group D: Turkey, New Zealand, Belgium, Nigeria, South Africa
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 11 Aug, 2004 10:02 am
Thanks, markr, and welcome to A2K.
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Thok
 
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Reply Wed 11 Aug, 2004 10:12 am
Just for information: Tomorrow there is no more to apply here.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 11 Aug, 2004 10:51 am
Thok wrote:
Just for information: Tomorrow there is no more to apply here.


But tomorrow on Mexican time... mañana, mañana Smile
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Thok
 
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Reply Wed 11 Aug, 2004 10:56 am
of course, morgen on MT or UST :-)
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MyOwnUsername
 
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Reply Thu 12 Aug, 2004 04:21 am
why? I think we should let people vote until first competition starts, even until first medals (around 11 in the morning, August 14th, Greek time).
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Aug, 2004 09:56 am
MOU's proposal makes sense, even if competitions have already started (football).

New deadline for inscriptions: 23:59, August 13 CST (7:59, August 14, Greek time)

I'll edit the original post.
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douglashuang
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2004 12:53 am
How do I register to play this game? If I need to do something else, please let me know.

Anyway here is my entry:

Group A: United States Men, China;
Group B: Australia, France, Italy;
Group C: Belarus, Canada, Hungry, Poland, Spain;
Group D: Algeria, Belgium, Georgia, Turkey, South Africa.

Please keep me posted.
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Thok
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2004 01:18 am
douglashuang wrote:
How do I register to play this game?


You're already registered.

welcome to a2k, you have nearly the same avatar as the administrator.
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douglashuang
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2004 03:27 am
Athen 2004 Olympic Medal Prediction
Here is an ECON major's prediction:
                        Total Medal     Gold
1. United States         102         37
2. Russian                    84         32
3. China                       65         29
4. Australia                  52         16
5. Germany                  51         13
6. France                      39         11
7. Italy                         31         12
8. United Kingdom       30           8
9. South Korea             27          9
10. Cuba                      25          10
With the host country, Greece, winning 25 medals (9 gold), ranking a close 11.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2004 08:03 am
welcome douglashuang.

There are all sorts of predictions. There is also one made by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCooper, based on past performances, population, economics and a bit of history (excommunist countries have an edge).
Unluckily for Mexico, I think it will fail. PWC gives us 4 more medals than SI.
It gives India 10 medals, while Cazenueve's event by event analysis gives them only one.
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Patada Veloz
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2004 08:41 pm
I don't know what ECON is. Can somebady explain pls?
The link to the PWC http://www.pwc.com/extweb/ncpressrelease.nsf/docid/6F4863E26F5434FC85256EE7006BD177

I think it reallies to heavily in the "politics factor", but anyway it's quite interesting the analysis they make.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 14 Aug, 2004 03:27 pm
(checked) RESULTS AFTER 1 DAY OF COMPETITION

1. douglashuang - 74 points
2. markr - 71 points
3. fbaezer - 60 points
4. Laeknir Scrat - 50 points
5. MOU - 47 points
6. ossobuco - 38 points
7. pnut - 27 points
8.Craven de Kere - 23 points
9. Patada Veloz - 18 points
10. thok - 16 points
11. jabs - 16 points
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 14 Aug, 2004 03:27 pm
All in all, a good day for those who bet on China, and not a good one for those who did on Germany.
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MyOwnUsername
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2004 01:04 pm
and then again, there are some like me that have them both Very Happy
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