2008 Olympics

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Well besides the fact that I think that China does not deserve the Olympics, here is a thread to talk about the Olympics...:D

    Here is the medal count, highlighted are the nations of the acitve members of this forum (I will update it every day).

    Gold-Silver-Bronze - Total.

    1. United States - 2-2-4 - 8
    2. China - 5-2-0 - 7

    3. South Korea - 3-2-0 - 5
    4. Russia - 0-3-1 - 4
    5. Japan - 1-0-2 - 3
    6. Italy - 0-2-1 - 3
    7. North Korea - 0-1-2 - 3
    8. Czech Republic - 2-0-0 - 2
    9. Australia - 1-0-1 - 2
    10. Netherlands - 1-0-1 - 2

    11. Cuba - 0-1-1 - 2
    12. France - 0-1-1 - 2
    13. England - 1-0-0 - 1
    14. Romania - 1-0-0 - 1

    15. Spain - 1-0-0 - 1
    16. Thailand - 1-0-0 - 1
    17. Austria - 0-1-0 - 1
    18. Hungary - 0-1-0 - 1
    19. Sweden - 0-1-0 - 1

    20. Turkey - 0-1-0 - 1
    21. Zimbabwe - 0-1-0 - 1
    22. Algeria - 0-0-1 - 1
    23. Argentina - 0-0-1 - 1
    24. Belarus - 0-0-1 - 1
    25. Croatia - 0-0-1 - 1
    26. Georgia - 0-0-1 - 1
    27. Germany - 0-0-1 -1
    28. Switzerland - 0-0-1 - 1
    29. Taiwan - 0-0-1 - 1
    30. Uzbekistan - 0-0-1 - 1
     
  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    And results from each event so far:

    August 6

    Womens Soccer First Round
    China 2-1 Sweden
    North Korea 1-0 Nigeria
    Norway 2-0 USA
    Canada 2-1 Argentina
    Germany 0-0 Brazil
    New Zealand 2-2 Japan

    Aug 7

    Mens Soccer Round 1
    Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast
    Netherlands 0-0 Nigeria
    China 1-1 New Zealand
    Cameroon 1-1 South Korea
    Australia 1-1 Serbia
    USA 1-0 Japan
    Brazil 1-0 Belgium
    Italy 3-0 Honduras

    Aug 9

    Mens Beach Volleyball Preliminary Round
    German 2-1 Norway
    Switzerland 2-0 Argentina
    Latvia 2-0 USA

    Womens Basketball Preliminary Round
    Russia 62-57 Latvia

    Women's Volleyball Preliminary Round
    USA 3-1 Japan

    Boxing - Light Heavyweight (75-81 kg)
    Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (Kazakistan) 11-3 Daugirdas Semiotas (Lithuania)
    Carlos Negron Colon (Puerto Rico) 13-4 Mehdi Ghorbani (Iran)
    Dzhakhon Kurbanov (Tajikistan) 11-3 Abbos Atoev (Uzbekistan)
    Marijo Sivolija-Jelica (Croatia) wins by TKO over Farani Tavui (Samoa)
    Abdelhafid Benchabla (Algeria) wins by TKO over Dinesh Kumar (India)
    Ramadan Yasser (Egypt) 10+-10 Ramazan Magamedau (Belarus)

    Womens Handball Game 3
    Germany 24-22 Brazil

    Swimming - Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke Heat 8 (Top 5)
    1. Kosuke Kitajima (Japan) - 59.52
    2. Igor Borysik (Ukraine) - 1:00.31
    3. Mihail Alexandrov (Bolivia) - 1:00.69
    4. Christopher Cook (England) - 1:00.70
    5. Mark Gangloff (USA) - 1:00.71

    Swimming - Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke Heat 7 (Top 5)
    1 Alexander Dale Oen (Norway) - 59.41
    2 Brenton Rickard (Australia) - 59.89
    3 Cameron van der Burgh (South Africa) - 59.96
    4 Christian Sprenger (Australia) - 1:00.36
    5 Oleg Lisogor (Ukraine) - 1:00.65

    Swimming - Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke Heat 5 (Top 5)
    1 Mike Andrew Brown (Canada) - 1:00.98
    2 Andrew Bree (Ireland) - 1:01.76
    3 Jonas Andersson (Sweden) - 1:01.77
    4 Valentin Preda (Romania) - 1:01.77
    5 Yevgeniy Ryzhkov (Kazahkistan) - 1:01.83

    Swimming - Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke Heat 4 (Top 5)
    1 Istvan Hunor Mate (Austria) - 1:00.93
    2 Demir Atasoy (Turkey) - 1:02.25
    3 Caba Siladji (Serbia) - 1:02.31
    4 Tom Beeri (Israel) - 1:02.42
    5 Martti Aljand (Estonia) - 1:02.46

    Swimming - Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke Heat 3 (Top 5)
    1 Daniel Velez (Puerto Rico) - 1:01.80
    2 Sandeep Sejwal (India) - 1:02.19
    3 Genaro Prono (Paruaguay) - 1:02.32
    4 Malick Fall (Senegal) - 1:02.51
    5 Alwin de Prins (Luxembourg) - 1:03.64

    Swimming - Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke Heat 2 (Top 5)
    1 Edgar Roberto Crespo Echeverria (Panama) - 1:03.72
    2 Sergiu Postica (Moldova) - 1:03.83
    3 Wael Koubrousli (Lebanon) - 1:06.22
    4 Huu Viet Nguyen (Vietnam) - 1:06.36
    5 Erik Rajohnson (Madacascar) - 1:08.42

    Swimming - Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke Heat 1
    1 Osama Mohammed Y E Alarag (Quatar) - 1:10.83
    2 Mohammed Al-Habsi (Oman) - 1:12.28
    3 Petero Okotai (Cook Islands) - 1:20.20

    Swimming - Women's 400-Meter Individual Medley Heat 5 (Top 5)
    1 Katie Hoff (USA) - 4:34.63
    2 Hannah Miley (England) - 4:36.56
    3 Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) - 4:37.55
    4 Zsuzsanna Jakabos (Hungary) - 4:37.86
    5 Mireia Belmonte (Spain) - 4:37.91
     
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    Normally the rank at the olympics is based on the 'metal' of the medals, so China is leading with 2 golds and US is second with one gold, one silver and one bronze.

    No matter how many medals you have in total, the ranking is driven by the number of the highest ranking medals.
     
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    You forgot about Women's Individual fencing. US swept the category with a 1-1-1.
     
  5. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Yes but the official site lists them in both ways. The yahoo site listed them that way as well and that is how I copied it.

    But Parm you are correct, on how it is ranked...
     
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    No I did not forget it. I just forgot to put the scores of the matches. That is how the US has their loan gold at the moment is from fencing. In fact that is how they got all 3 of the medals listed in the table.
     
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    Oh really? Ouch. And Latvia kicked the $hit out of the US in men's volleyball. Go Latvia!!!
     
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    brazil hopes for gold are:

    soccer, volley, beach volley, judo, sail, tae kwon do, gimnatics, horse riding, jumps in distance and with pole....

    well thats not too much for the size of brazil, but for the investiments made, would be a miracle if we can win 5 golds at least...

    :(

    cuba still been the only olimpic power in latin america !
     
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    I will update this again, later tonight after all the games for today have been played.
     
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    how do you guys see the organization of the games until now ? does china doing a good job ?
     
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    I think the organization is not bad, but I do not feel that China deserved the Olympics.
     
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    Every country does things to make it look more appealing to the outside world and make it look all calm and welcoming. In 2000 when we had the games every homeless person in sydney was moved so it looked like we were perfect. Same would have happend in Athens and i suspect China would have cleaned up Bejing a lot as well. This is China's big chance to prove to the world that it does not still have a Mao legacie and it has moved on and now is a major player in the world it is also a fantastic oppotunity to try and get Tourists.
     
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    Which it is failing to do.

    A perfect example is not allowing the Press to report freely on the event or surrounding news stories. Everything has to be pre approved. When the US tourist was killed, everyone in the area (shop owners, residents, etc.) were forbidden by the state to talk to reporters.

    The fact that atheletes are not allowed to comment on China's political policies, or the fact that when westerners try to protest something such as Tibet at the Olympics they are being escorted out.
     
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    I support the Olympics but not China.

    Journo's cant even get the BBC website from the Beijing media centre, plus the internet is extraordinarily slow.

    Anyway, go Australia!
     
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    i think that kind of behavior is not only in that olympics. i agree with aussie that cities make some makeup to be more attractive. it happened also in the pan of rio de janeiro - 2007.

    unfortunelly(or not) politics and sports walk together.

    i think chine deserves the olympics ny its people. chinese are a very hard working people and they also are very funny people. china is also a country that born before the first classical olympic games in grece, i gess.

    the starting ceremony was totally awsome. really amazing.

    ----------------------------------------------------

    lets see if you folks knows the hitory of the games:

    wich Olympic games started the tradition of taking a torch from olympia - greece to the host city of games?
     
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    That was the 1936 Olympics which were held in Berlin, Germany.
     
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    And for the french who talked smack before the swimming relay race... AND THEN LOST!!!

    You arrogant bastards. In your face. You got owned by a 40yo+ old man.

    Christ that burned me.
     
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    correct ! its was own hitlerĀ“s idea. to link the modern games with the classical greek games. so good idea that we still using that

    hey matt what that frenchman sayd to the guy that made you so angry ?
     
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    sorry herr adler, i just want to update the rank to show a little diference that matters to me:

    1 China 9 3 3 15
    2 USA 6 6 7 19
    3 South Korea 5 5 0 10
    4 Italy 3 3 2 8
    5 Australia 3 0 4 7
    6 Japan 2 0 2 4
    7 Great Britain 2 0 1 3
    8 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2
    9 Netherlands 1 1 1 3
    10 Finland 1 0 1 2
    11 Spain 1 0 1 2
    12 Azerbaijan 1 0 0 1
    13 India 1 0 0 1
    14 Romania 1 0 0 1
    15 Thailand 1 0 0 1
    16 Russia 0 4 3 7
    17 France 0 3 2 5
    18 Dem P Rep Korea 0 2 3 5
    19 Zimbabwe 0 2 0 2
    20 Austria 0 1 1 2
    21 Cuba 0 1 1 2
    22 Germany 0 1 1 2
    23 Colombia 0 1 0 1
    24 Hungary 0 1 0 1
    25 Norway 0 1 0 1
    26 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
    27 Sweden 0 1 0 1
    28 Turkey 0 1 0 1
    29 Vietnam 0 1 0 1
    30 Brazil 0 0 2 2
    31 Indonesia 0 0 2 2
    32 Algeria 0 0 1 1
    33 Argentina 0 0 1 1
    34 Belarus 0 0 1 1
    35 Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1
    36 Croatia 0 0 1 1
    37 Georgia 0 0 1 1
    38 Switzerland 0 0 1 1
    39 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
    40 Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1

    WOOO-HOOOO!!!!

    ps: you can delete that if you want, when you update the rank again.
     
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    Thanks for updating it.

    I have gotten behind on it. To be honest, I thought it would be easy to keep up with it, and its not! :lol:
     
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