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Back!
30-07-2012, 09:16:10
Lewis Hamilton

;)

still your only "gold" so far

then you got Silver with Armitstand in Cycling and Bronze with Addlington in Swimming

Funko
30-07-2012, 11:19:34
3. Italy 2 3 2 7

You're welcome.

Back!
30-07-2012, 12:12:41
thank you for giving me the excuse I was waiting for
:cute:

after 26 medal events in the first weekend
(4 thereof with double bronze, for a total of 82)
reported alongside the previous complete medal table
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_Olympics_medal_table
(302 events, 958 total medals)


2012 2008
G S B Med G S B Med
1 CHN 6 4 2 12 51 21 28 100
2 USA 3 5 3 11 36 38 36 110
3 RUS 1 - 3 4 23 21 29 73
4 GBR - 1 1 2 19 13 15 47
5 GER 16 10 15 41
6 AUS 1 1 1 3 14 15 17 46
7 KOR 2 1 2 5 13 10 8 31
8 JPN - 2 3 5 9 6 10 25
9 ITA 2 3 2 7 8 9 10 27
10 FRA 2 1 1 4 7 16 18 41
11 UKR - - 1 1 7 5 15 27
12 NED 1 1 - 2 7 5 4 16
13 KEN 6 4 4 14
14 JAM 6 3 2 11
15 ESP 5 10 3 18
16 BLR 4 5 10 19
17 ROU - 1 - 1 4 1 3 8
18 ETH 4 1 2 7
19 CAN - - 1 1 3 9 6 18
20 POL - 1 - 1 3 6 1 10
21 HUN 1 1 1 3 3 5 2 10
22 NOR - - 1 1 3 5 1 9
23 BRA 1 1 1 3 3 4 8 15
24 CZE 3 3 - 6
25 NZL 3 2 4 9
26 SVK - - 1 1 3 2 1 6
27 GEO 1 - - 1 3 - 3 6
28 CUB - 1 - 1 2 11 11 24
29 KAZ 2 - - 2 2 4 7 13
30 DEN 2 2 3 7
31 MGL 2 2 - 4
THA 2 2 - 4
33 SUI 2 1 4 7
34 PRK 2 - 1 3 2 1 3 6
35 ARG 2 - 4 6
36 MEX 2 - 1 3
37 TUR 1 4 3 8
38 ZIM 1 3 - 4
39 AZE - - 1 1 1 2 4 7
40 UZB - - 1 1 1 2 3 6
41 SLO 1 2 2 5
42 BUL 1 1 3 5
INA 1 1 3 5
44 FIN 1 1 2 4
45 LAT 1 1 1 3
46 BEL - - 1 1 1 1 - 2
DOM 1 1 - 2
EST 1 1 - 2
POR 1 1 - 2
50 IND 1 - 2 3
51 IRI 1 - 1 2
52 CMR 1 - - 1
PAN 1 - - 1
TUN 1 - - 1
55 SWE - 4 1 5
56 CRO - 2 3 5
LTU - 2 3 5
58 GRE - 2 2 4
59 TRI - 2 - 2
60 NGR - 1 3 4
61 AUT - 1 2 3
IRL - 1 2 3
SRB - - 1 1 - 1 2 3
64 ALG - 1 1 2
BAH - 1 1 2
COL - 1 - 1 - 1 1 2
KGZ - 1 1 2
MAR - 1 1 2
TJK - 1 1 2
70 CHI - 1 - 1
ECU - 1 - 1
ISL - 1 - 1
MAS - 1 - 1
RSA 1 - - 1 - 1 - 1
SIN - 1 - 1
SUD - 1 - 1
VIE - 1 - 1
78 ARM - - 6 6
79 TPE - 1 - 1 - - 4 4
80 AFG - - 1 1
EGY - - 1 1
ISR - - 1 1
MDA - - 1 1 - - 1 1
MRI - - 1 1
TOG - - 1 1
VEN - - 1 1


of course with so few events completed, the table is higly discipline/calendar dependent

China's long wave seems so far to be extending past their home olympics

They and USA are still getting the medals lion share
Between the 2, 22% of 2008 medals and 29% of golds
So far, 28% of medals and 35% of golds

You'd expect that countries who got 20 or 30+ medals in 2008 would be earning them cross-disciplinary

Probably the whole purpose of this post then (vanished the chance to mock a medalless world-power host nation)
is to point out that GERMANY have got NO MEDALS in the first 26 events!!!!
and while we all know that Kenya and Jamaica are heavily light-athletics oriented, I'd have also expected at least a couple from Spain by now (see how they threw away cycling)

Otoh for a "minnow" (?) nation a couple exploits can make their day
North Korea and Kazakhstan have already equalled their 2008 golds
Moldova equalled their single bronze
Colombia are halfway there
and SOUTH AFRICA who had got a lone silver, thanks to Vandenburgh have already improved their 2008 overall result!

Funko
30-07-2012, 12:17:20
GB's 2008 was our best ever performance. People are hoping we best it this time, as hosts, I think getting anywhere near equalling it would be spectacular.

Back!
30-07-2012, 12:23:26
OK, but GERMANY?
They're on a steady decline after the reunification...

Funko
30-07-2012, 12:31:52
They didn't win any medals before day 3 last time either according to this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany_at_the_2008_Summer_Olympics

zmama
30-07-2012, 16:25:10
HOOOORAY!

Fistandantilus
31-07-2012, 08:30:51
The way brits gymnasts got robbed of a silver was farcical.

Funko
31-07-2012, 09:06:48
I don't understand the intricacies of the rules but the commentators didn't seem to think it was an unfair challenge.

Absolutely amazing to win our first team medal for 100 years though! And in that case Gymnastics included things like climbing a rope.

Fistandantilus
31-07-2012, 09:27:05
I don't understand the intricacies of the rules

Neither do I. As I got it the japan gymnast didn't get any points for the 'ending' move (sp?) at first while after the challenge they awarded it some of them.

According to the rules tho for the ending move to be valid it has to start from a complete vertical position while it was clear in the slowmo he didn't reach that.

Then maybe your commentators are better than ours and that is a load of bollocks :D

Funko
31-07-2012, 09:35:47
They call it a dismount in English.

Before the last apparatus we thought there was no chance of silver anyway, all about bronze. Didn't think two Japanese gymnasts would fall off!

Funko
31-07-2012, 10:08:27
MoSe would love this. Stats of medal table by population, GDP and team size.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/datablog/2012/jul/30/olympics-2012-alternative-medal-table?newsfeed=true

Funko
31-07-2012, 10:48:53
And this is what I was trying to work out yesterday, how are Team GB doing compared to last time. (more medals, but no gold)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/datablog/2012/jul/31/olympic-day-3-medals-compared-beijing

Funko
31-07-2012, 10:57:02
They also have a link to the raw data on that story.

Fistandantilus
31-07-2012, 11:15:51
They call it a dismount in English.


Thanks :)

MoSe would love this. Stats of medal table by population, GDP and team size.

Saw those last night and that was my exact thought :lol:

Funko
31-07-2012, 11:30:38
BOOM! Equestrian Gold for Germany.

Just waiting to see if GB can hang on to silver.

Fistandantilus
31-07-2012, 12:09:40
Clearly a 'meh' silver, everyone was expecting a gold medal :p

Funko
31-07-2012, 12:24:48
Bronze last time, so an improvement.

MDA
31-07-2012, 13:39:09
I was expecting pie charts.

Funko
31-07-2012, 14:42:50
Mmmm pie.

zmama
31-07-2012, 14:55:10
BOOM! Equestrian Gold for Germany.

Just waiting to see if GB can hang on to silver.

Vinnie will be sooo proud!

Fistandantilus
31-07-2012, 15:56:39
I know. He's an awesome rider.

Funko
31-07-2012, 16:08:52
TMI.

Fistandantilus
31-07-2012, 23:15:07
Nevah!

Back!
01-08-2012, 08:29:27
BOOM! Equestrian Gold for Germany.
Vinnie will be sooo proud!
I know. He's an awesome rider.

that's interesting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equestrian_at_the_Summer_Olympics

Women and men compete together on equal terms.
...
The horse is considered as much an athlete as the rider

that link reports tho only riders

the specifically detalied link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Olympic_medalists_in_equestrian
reports horses too

you see how it's rarer that a rider won medals in Jumping in multiple olympics, it happens a bit more in Eventing, and the most in Dressage.
Also, in Dressage it's most frequent that the same horse/rider pair is kept thru the years. That's probably because you invest more time and effort in training the horse and... establishing your control and domination over it (?)

note that this is alo true with a woman on top,
see Isabell Werth in 92, 96 and 2000, who kept her... Gigolo over the years

sooo....

I know. He's an awesome rider.

he had to change several horses tho...
:cute:
this implies that he can really pick the righrt horse at the right moment, and/or that his awesome horsemanship skills show thru independently of the mount....


OK this is maybe going too far, and out of taste boundaries
:cute:

Funko
01-08-2012, 10:42:14
I think they describe it more as a partnership with the horse.

Funko
01-08-2012, 10:42:49
People have had to drop out because their horse got injured. etc.

Back!
01-08-2012, 11:10:32
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065088/)

Back!
01-08-2012, 11:20:22
FIRST UK GOLD!

Rowing Women's Pair, Glover-Stanning

:beer:

Funko
01-08-2012, 11:54:22
Potential for 1 or 2 more in the Time Trials too.

Funko
01-08-2012, 12:09:04
Apparently those rowers are based in Reading.

Back!
01-08-2012, 12:28:15
I was afraid that googling "rowing women pair" I'd have found unsafe pics of fighting girls

that's for sure, if they're Reading based
;)

Funko
01-08-2012, 12:38:23
Looking like we'll miss out on a medal in womens time trial.

Next up the sideburns.

Fistandantilus
01-08-2012, 13:15:46
Can he really not win?

Funko
01-08-2012, 13:28:05
I think something would have to go wrong, bike breakage or injury.

Back!
01-08-2012, 15:02:43
Current Standing At 44.0 Km - Finish Rank Bib Athlete Mark TBL +
1 10 ROGERS Michael 52:51.39 0:00.00 +
2 19 CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan 53:29.36 +0:37.97 +
3 24 BRAJKOVIC Janez 54:09.72 +1:18.33 +
4 13 WESTRA Lieuwe 54:19.62 +1:28.23 +
5 12 KIRYIENKA Vasil 54:30.29 +1:38.90 +

Current Standing At 29.9 Km - Lap 3 Rank Bib Athlete Mark TBL +
1 2 WIGGINS Bradley 34:43.99 0:00.00 +
2 3 MARTIN Tony 35:06.09 +0:22.10 +
3 7 FROOME Christopher 35:25.37 +0:41.38 +
4 1 CANCELLARA Fabian 36:03.45 +1:19.46 +
5 10 ROGERS Michael 36:08.10 +1:24.11 +


all thru at last intermediate, the intervals are clear

Back!
01-08-2012, 15:09:56
it's over as expected

1 Wiggins UK
2 +0:42 Tony Martin GER (despite the "english" name)
3 +1:08 Froome UK

4 +1:58 Phinney USA
5 +2:09 Pinotti ITA

Funko
01-08-2012, 15:26:25
Tony Martin must be English too?! :D

Funko
01-08-2012, 16:03:10
I wrote into the Guardian minute by minute guy on the time trial to say that BOOM! was pronounced Bome in Dutch but some fucker beat me to it and got on there.

Fistandantilus
01-08-2012, 16:09:24
Germany is the new Wales.

Back!
02-08-2012, 07:38:02
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics_medal_table

after 73 medal events (out of 302 total)


G S B TOT

1 CHN 17 9 4 30
2 USA 12 8 9 29
3 KOR 6 2 4 12
4 FRA 5 3 5 13
5 PRK 4 - 1 5
6 GER 3 8 2 13
7 ITA 3 4 2 9
8 KAZ 3 - - 3

9 JPN 2 4 11 17
10 RUS 2 4 5 11
11 GBR 2 3 4 9
12 HUN 2 1 1 4
13 UKR 2 - 4 6
14 RSA 2 - - 2

15 AUS 1 6 2 9
16 ROU 1 3 2 6
17 BRA 1 1 1 3
NED 1 1 1 3
19 GEO 1 - - 1
LTU 1 - - 1
SLO 1 - - 1
VEN 1 - - 1

23 COL - 2 1 3
CUB - 2 1 3
25 MEX - 2 - 2
26 CAN - 1 5 6
27 INA - 1 1 2
NOR - 1 1 2
29 CZE - 1 - 1
DEN - 1 - 1
EGY - 1 - 1
ESP - 1 - 1
POL - 1 - 1
SWE - 1 - 1
THA - 1 - 1
TPE - 1 - 1

37 NZL - - 2 2
SVK - - 2 2
39 AZE - - 1 1
BEL - - 1 1
BLR - - 1 1
GRE - - 1 1
IND - - 1 1
MDA - - 1 1
MGL - - 1 1
QAT - - 1 1
SRB - - 1 1
SIN - - 1 1
UZB - - 1 1


after a few slow starts, the table is beginning to show a more reasonable face

there are so far 10 countries having earned 9+ total medals
(for a cumulative of 152 out of 229 awarded)
that is top 10 in medal # (regardless of color) sweeped 66.4% thereof

then there is an evident interval, as the following 3 tied countries in medal # lag behind with just 6
16 countries earned between 2 and 6, tallying 54
23 countries have got a single medal, so far (Spain won their 1st just yesterday evening with Belmonte in swimming)

China and USA continue their dominance, with 25.8% of total medals won, and 39.8% of golds
It's remarkable how Japan rank 3rd in medals, but won comparatively few golds, as do Aussies too in a smaller scale
as opposed to North Korea, Kazaks and S.Africa who are gold-or-nothing "intruders"

Back!
02-08-2012, 08:20:01
here's again the updated comparation table, sorted in 2008 final order
(to higlight what's still amiss to equal previous edition result)


2012 2008
G S B Med G S B Med
73 74 82 229 302303353 958

1 CHN 17 9 4 30 51 21 28 100
2 USA 12 8 9 29 36 38 36 110
3 RUS 2 4 5 11 23 21 29 73
4 GBR 2 3 4 9 19 13 15 47
5 GER 3 8 2 13 16 10 15 41
6 AUS 1 6 2 9 14 15 17 46
7 KOR 6 2 4 12 13 10 8 31
8 JPN 2 4 11 17 9 6 10 25
9 ITA 3 4 2 9 8 9 10 27
10 FRA 5 3 5 13 7 16 18 41
11 UKR 2 - 4 6 7 5 15 27
12 NED 1 1 1 3 7 5 4 16
13 KEN . . . . 6 4 4 14
14 JAM . . . . 6 3 2 11
15 ESP - 1 - 1 5 10 3 18
16 BLR - - 1 1 4 5 10 19
17 ROU 1 3 2 6 4 1 3 8
18 ETH . . . . 4 1 2 7
19 CAN - 1 5 6 3 9 6 18
20 POL - 1 - 1 3 6 1 10
21 HUN 2 1 1 4 3 5 2 10
22 NOR - 1 1 2 3 5 1 9
23 BRA 1 1 1 3 3 4 8 15
24 CZE - 1 - 1 3 3 - 6
25 NZL - - 2 2 3 2 4 9
26 SVK - - 2 2 3 2 1 6
27 GEO 1 - - 1 3 - 3 6
28 CUB - 2 1 3 2 11 11 24
29 KAZ 3 - - 3 2 4 7 13
30 DEN - 1 - 1 2 2 3 7
31 MGL - - 1 1 2 2 - 4
THA - 1 - 1 2 2 - 4
33 SUI . . . . 2 1 4 7
34 PRK 4 - 1 5 2 1 3 6
35 ARG . . . . 2 - 4 6
36 MEX - 2 - 2 2 - 1 3
37 TUR . . . . 1 4 3 8
38 ZIM . . . . 1 3 - 4
39 AZE - - 1 1 1 2 4 7
40 UZB - - 1 1 1 2 3 6
41 SLO 1 - - 1 1 2 2 5
42 BUL . . . . 1 1 3 5
INA - 1 1 2 1 1 3 5
44 FIN . . . . 1 1 2 4
45 LAT . . . . 1 1 1 3
46 BEL - - 1 1 1 1 - 2
DOM . . . . 1 1 - 2
EST . . . . 1 1 - 2
POR . . . . 1 1 - 2
50 IND - - 1 1 1 - 2 3
51 IRI . . . . 1 - 1 2
52 CMR . . . . 1 - - 1
PAN . . . . 1 - - 1
TUN . . . . 1 - - 1
55 SWE - 1 - 1 - 4 1 5
56 CRO . . . . - 2 3 5
LTU 1 - - 1 - 2 3 5
58 GRE - - 1 1 - 2 2 4
59 TRI . . . . - 2 - 2
60 NGR . . . . - 1 3 4
61 AUT . . . . - 1 2 3
IRL . . . . - 1 2 3
SRB - - 1 1 - 1 2 3
64 ALG . . . . - 1 1 2
BAH . . . . - 1 1 2
COL - 2 1 3 - 1 1 2
KGZ . . . . - 1 1 2
MAR . . . . - 1 1 2
TJK . . . . - 1 1 2
70 CHI . . . . - 1 - 1
ECU . . . . - 1 - 1
ISL . . . . - 1 - 1
MAS . . . . - 1 - 1
RSA 2 - - 2 - 1 - 1
SIN - - 1 1 - 1 - 1
SUD . . . . - 1 - 1
VIE . . . . - 1 - 1
78 ARM . . . . - - 6 6
79 TPE - 1 - 1 - - 4 4
80 AFG . . . . - - 1 1
EGY - 1 - 1 - - 1 1
ISR . . . . - - 1 1
MDA - - 1 1 - - 1 1
MRI . . . . - - 1 1
TOG . . . . - - 1 1
VEN 1 - - 1 - - 1 1
-- QAT - - 1 1 . . . .

Funko
02-08-2012, 12:30:29
so we have exactly the same number of medals as in Beijing, but other people have done better.

Funko
02-08-2012, 12:43:30
A rowing silver, got a guy in shooting in gold medal place going into final and cycling starts later...

Back!
02-08-2012, 15:17:29
so we have exactly the same number of medals as in Beijing
???

in Beijing you got 19-13-15, still a long way to go?

today you got gold in Men's Double Trap, and in Canoe C2 slalom, bolstered by a Silver too

:beer:

you leapfrogged Italy, and you'd remain ahead aldo in case they win Women's Team Foil gold vs Russia this evening

Funko
02-08-2012, 15:45:07
I misunderstood your table.

Funko
02-08-2012, 15:47:15
Velodrome
Victoria Pendleton and the GB sprint team set a World record in the Velodrome. Almost immediately China break that record.


Oh dear.

Funko
02-08-2012, 16:10:17
Oh double dear

Great Britain have been disqualified because of an illegal changeover. That's astonishing - Pendleton and Varnish are out of the women's team sprint!!!

Funko
03-08-2012, 08:59:57
5. Great Britain 5 6 4 15

7. Italy 4 5 2 11

Back!
03-08-2012, 09:47:27
I misunderstood your table.

:D

the first table was the actual, current one

the second, comparison table, was the 2008 table, with the 2012 GSBM columns inserted in front (i.e. to the left) of the 2008 ones

for instance AUS is ranked as 6th in the double-table as they were in 2008, albeit they're NOT 6th in 2012 with their single gold so far


___

hey, in 2008 UK got almost double ITA's medals and more the double their golds...
it's not a race between them!
:cute:

Funko
03-08-2012, 10:04:15
Before 2000 we used to fairly consistently get about 5 golds per games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain_at_the_Olympics

Nills Lagerbaak
03-08-2012, 13:39:20
Found this on a german site. Very useful and interesting

http://olympia.ard.de/london2012/ergebnisse/medaillenspiegel123.html

Nills Lagerbaak
03-08-2012, 13:40:15
Looks like we rulled in 1908. Ah.. happy days.

Back!
06-08-2012, 08:44:56
GB's 2008 was our best ever performance. People are hoping we best it this time, as hosts, I think getting anywhere near equalling it would be spectacular.

the Ennis-Rutherford-Farah triplet was amazing, as if orchestrated for the show!
All you needed then was Geri singing "it's raining golds"!
;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain_at_the_2012_Summer_Olympics#Medal_ta rgets

UK Sport, the body responsible for distributing 300 million in Olympic and Paralympic sports, revealed a target of finishing in the top four of the medal table and winning at least 48 medals across at least 12 sports. A specific number of gold medals was not targeted. Targets were set for the following sports; The total of 48 medals is one more than the team won at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The media speculated that a performance at the higher end of medal estimates would give Great Britain a chance to challenge Russia for third place.

Russia?
along with Japan and Australia, Russia is one of the countries getting comparatively few golds for their total medals #

your competitors for 3rd place look rather to be South Korea (!), and France who already got more golds than in 2008
both are tho significantly trailing, and they hardly look able to make up and pose a real challenge for medal table 3rd place

Back!
07-08-2012, 10:49:47
well, of course countries wait my posts to step up!

I started this thread to mock the medalless host nation, and they got two before I could submit it

then I focused on Germany, and the next day they began stashing medals (still few golds tho)

now I dismiss Russia, and here they got 3-1-3 yesterday, almost doubling their golds so far

:D

now russians are 3rd in medals, but have 11 golds less than UK

and big news: Kazaks finally got one... bronze!!!
;)

Back!
07-08-2012, 11:07:16
after all their prod claims at Euro 2012, that Spain are above sandwiches, that they didn't need to let Croatia equalise to eliminate Italy, here they commit the most blatant of tricks in Basketball Olympics

as it was ANNOUNCED by spanish press, they crashed in the 4th quarter (16-31 when they were leading by 9) and INTENTIONALLY lost the Brazil game in order to leave them 2nd place in the group

this way they hope they can fight for silver, instead of meeting USA in the semifinal and fight for just a bronze
I almost wish France could send them out now...
:cute:

a peculiar partition turned out in the KO bracket

USA v Australia
Brazil v Argentina

France v Spain
Russia v Lithuania

all europe on one side, with two "derbies" too, and the South American derby on the other side as well
____

a similar coincidence in the Women's tournament

USA v Canada
Australia v China

Turkey v Russia
France v Czechs

all europe on one side, and the North America derby on the other