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  1. 7 points
    I have renewed my passport and I am expecting to be in Pyeongchang too. (Should add that I am also going to Beijing and Tokyo) so hitting the next 3 hosts in one month
  2. 6 points
    Froome/Sky keep embarrassing themselves. Their latest attempt for an excuse is that his kidney's were having a problem and then, *poof*, all of a sudden released all that salbutamol right before the doping test. What a coincidence!
  3. 6 points
    Not sure if I should write here and what but... hey there!
  4. 5 points
    All the 206 Olympic NOC flags + 50 non-Olympic NOC flags have been updated both here and on the results website. Some colours were a bit "discolored", so we can say all the flags made a trip to the washing machine Some examples of before and later: Old New
  5. 4 points
    New Year but always the same old song for the prediction contests: no old results, no schedule of the new year, decisions overturned in few days (Sindo said on 2nd January that Australian Open won't have a prediction contest and now we have the contest) no planning, why work on Australian open while it would be better to open the Olympic contests (we still don't know how many they will be and what are we waiting for opening the hockey contest?) Moreover I think the choice of Australian Open is quite nonsensical because past tennis contests showed that they don't capture the interest of new people because the two brackets are big and tedious (you need a lot of time to fill them) it's necessary a lot of work for the organizer (check many results in the first week, create many predictions in the second week) the contenders have to work a lot in the second week because there are many matches and you don't know when they finish, so many matches predictions are forgotten or skipped Good luck to the contenders and to the organizer (it's nice to see tuniscof come back on predictions) for the Australian Open but I hope that this contest doesn't steal time and energy from the Olympics.
  6. 4 points
    Mine is March 21, which incidentally is the same birthday as the old forum lol
  7. 3 points
    I like to imagine Scott holding up Tessa who is then holding the flag.
  8. 3 points
    This one definitely can't count for the general standings. Short notice, not complete templates, contradicting statements from prediction contest mods... It's back to the same old story from 2016 and 2017 (for which we still don't have results btw), as @Pablita very well explained in her post. There must be some rules, although they can seem harsh, they should be for the best. I don't think prediction contests on Totallympics can survive any more flops to be honest...
  9. 3 points
    Someone took the time to organize a contest, post it, users posted their predictions, and then it's cancelled. And it's not possible to let this be a stand-alone contest? That's just impossible, or what am I missing? I mean, we have an organizer, we have at least 16 participants, you really think cancelling the whole thing is better than letting these 16 people have their contest? The only one who should decide whether or not it continues is the organizer (which is tuniscof). If he wants to continue this contest and has the time to keep track of the points, for crying out loud, let the contest go ahead. This is just....no, not gonna say what I think. It's better not to.
  10. 3 points
    Thanks Sindo, I just lost interest about prediction contests by your unfair decision... Such decision like this for sure will not help to gain more people competing in the contests. Talking about number of user in the contest tell me how many more people compted in contests about World Champs in rhythmic gymnastics or Tour de France? Why these contests weren't cancelled? You said that we should focus on contests about Olympics, yes, I agree, but having contest about Australian Open will not be big obstacle, as for sure before end of Australian Open we still will not have full and official lists about competing athletes in Olympic Games. Late withdrawals is just part of this sport, people which take part in tennis contests should know that such things can happen and be prepared to updated their predictions, even if they wouldn't be able to do it missing just 2 or 3 matches it wouldn't be big detail in final standing. I recommend you open this contest again and give people some chances.
  11. 3 points
    No idea why there were some 30 minutes delay, but the - clash finally just started @NikolaB @dareza @DaniSRB vs @dcro and with a mega quick goal for Serbia Great to see so nice attendance in the stands
  12. 2 points
    Bacio sam pogled na Austriju, definitvno nismo gori od njih
  13. 2 points
    our federation is right now deciding should our team go home. handball rules should be changed,cause when judges are mentioned too many times,something is wrong with the sport
  14. 2 points
    @hckosice Question from a user on the same Dutch forum today: "Bedene is Slovak again? "
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  16. 2 points
    No, that's not what this means. It means that NED and SVK have received unused quotas (from unused continental spots). There are 3 continental quotas in each event and only one was used here (Australia).
  17. 2 points
    I have just left 'Qualifier' where I think the qualifier would lose in round one anyway (just not at the men's tournament because there I thought it would be useful, but it wasn't ), and where I thought the qualifier would win at least the first round, I wrote the name with (Q) behind it.
  18. 2 points
    Prediction Contest is open again. Tuniscof is online so he will take the decision. I decided to take the decision because tuniscof was not online since more than 48 hours and I didn't know when he would have been back (I also tried to contact him on Facebook). I think to run this contest would be the wrong decision, but since tuniscof is the organizer, he will decide.
  19. 2 points
    I still dont get it ... 1) So not allowing anyone to predict the results is better than some people missing the contest because of the short notice? How? 2) I think everyone here who predicted saw that the draw wasnt completed, so everyone who still posted a prediction was well aware of that problem. 3) How exactly is this contest taking time away? Isnt tuniscof the one who manages it and therefore should decide whether he has enough time or not? I am sorry, but i really hate this decision. Either you shouldnt have allowed it from the beginning (but again, why?) or you should have just stayed out of it. Many people invest quite some time and really looked forward to this. I think this problem has been adressed before, if you try to control everything, people will lose interest if they have no freedom to creat their own threads, contests and so on.
  20. 2 points
    IMPORTANT The Prediction Contest for Australian Open 2018 has been cancelled. First of all, huge apologies to the 16 users who spent their time in posting their predictions. This is my decision and I take full responsabilities, so don't blame @tuniscof for that. My decision is based according to these 3 factors: 1) Too short notice: I wrote in this thread there would have not been an Australian Open Prediction Contest on January 7th, Wanderer confirmed it on January 10th, then tuniscof opened it on January 11th. 2) Draws: qualifications were delayed because of rain so they finished on Sunday instead of Saturday, and as some users wrote here there were some withdrawals which partially changed the draw. This would create a lot of unfair situations between users who posted their predictions with the "old" draws. 3) Focus on Winter Olympic Games Prediction Contests: Winter Olympic Games are few weeks away and Totallympics is going to organize several Prediction Contests during that period, so our focus should be on that and to guarantee results will be posted on time. The small number of participants few hours before the start of the Australian Open is mainly because of the previous reasons. Also, in general, I am against Tennis Prediction Contests because of the reasons Pablita pointed out. I suggest to make at most one tennis Prediction Contest per year, but this is a decision I leave to the organizers. I decided to intervene in this situation because of the urgency for a decision to be taken and the unavailability of tuniscof in the whole day. Once again, apologies for the time users spent to post their predictions, hopefully this is the only time we have to cancel a Prediction Contest!
  21. 2 points
    Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympic Games 2018 Prediction Contest is now OPEN Scoring system is slightly modified - 7 points for correct winner and 5 points additionally for goal difference. Best of luck!
  22. 2 points
    Pa jel mislis da ce oni biti realni u svojim izjavama? Idu oni na pobedu sad. Sacekaj pa ces videti
  23. 2 points
    Well, yeah, I guess skiing is indeed more important than shooting in nordic combined.
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    I am confident we will win somewhere in the region of 0-10 medals.
  26. 2 points
    So as of now we will have @ahjfcshfghb and @orangeman in PyeongChang from Totallympics. Hopefully you will be able to post here some pictures and comments during the Olympics!
  27. 2 points
    I would not agree to this. I did some calculation to see how Tomic is doing, and the difference betwenn Stankovic and Bogdanovic is actually not that big. If you take only 25% points from 2016 and 50% of 2017 the ranking for F49 looks as follows 1. Wongpattnakit THA 176,5 2. Kim KOR 148,1 3. Bogdanovic SRB 116 (Sim KOR) 98,3 (Stankovic SRB) 94 4. Tomic CRO 77,8 5. Troung VIE 75 6. Yildirim TUR 73,7 Therefore i would say still very open among Bogdanovic and Stankovic
  28. 2 points
    Aaaaaand that's the end of @hckosice on Totallympics since he most likely logged out forever because of jealousness
  29. 2 points
    If anyone's going, I'll be at these events: I guess I like Biathlon too much Though in saying that, the tickets for it are dirt cheap. Skating ones quite pricey. Lucked out for the Gold Medal Game- I got a ticket for $150. 9th- Opening Ceremony 19:00 10th- Biathlon Women's Sprint 20:15 11th- Alpine Men's Downhill 11:00 11th- Biathlon Men's Sprint 20:15 12th- Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final 10:00 12th- Biathlon Pursuits 19:10 13th- Short Track Session 19:00 15th- Pair Free Skate 10:30 16th- Women's SnowboardCross 10:00 16th- CC Men's 15km Free 15:00 16th- Speed Skating Women's 5000m 20:00 17th- Ski Jumping Large Hill Final 21:30 18th- Alpine Men Giant Slalom 10:15 18th- Biathlon Mass Start Men 20:15 19th- Two-man Bobsleigh Heats 3 and 4 20:15 22nd- Biathlon Women Relay 20:15 23rd- Biathlon Men Relay 20:15 25th- Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game 13:10
  30. 2 points
    People on this forum know too much about the qualification rules to be ever considered normal
  31. 2 points
    Here you can access the complete Schedule of Events for the Winter Olympic Games 2018. As each Sport releases a more detailed Schedule for the Winter Olympic Games 2018, this information will be added here on the thread to make a more accurate and detailed overall Schedule of Events. Click on a single Day to see that Day's Schedule. Complete Schedule
  32. 2 points
    perfect point in this part of the World, where the Olympic Games have been thought and created, history and tradition mean Winter = Snow & Ice so, imho the Winter Olympic Games must only include disciplines played on those 2 "elements"...
  33. 2 points
    First days are gonna be tough, my days will mostly consist of waking up around 02:00 and going to bed around 18:00...this will need some adjustment I think
  34. 2 points
    I think preserving the integrity and identity of the Winter Olympics is important. Besides, I don't see how expanding the Winter Games will help with the allready very critical lack of bidding cities, If moving around some summer sports is an option, I'd very much favor the introduction of a third season; the Fall Indoor Games or something. We would have 16 months between each Olympics then (Summer -> Winter -> Fall).
  35. 2 points
    They haven't an atomic bomb, so no. They will stay at home
  36. 2 points
    As Sindo said, AO will be missed this time as we are focusing on Winter Olympic Games. But we still have enough GS tournaments left Also, there won't be Jolly in 2018; scoring systems for Ice Hockey and individual sports and contests where we are predicting medal winners remains unchanged. However, some alterations in scoring systems for other sports prediction contests may be implemented during the year.
  37. 2 points
    So is modern pentathlon, and we all know no one wants it on the Olympic program. I was kind of joking when I said there should be no Winter Olympics (though I would not miss the event, really). I know it is important to have a dedicated event for winter sports. I'm just worried about how accessible these sports are to the rest of the world. Winter season in Brazil is not the same as winter season in Norway; though it sometimes snows in some cities in Brazil during winter, it's not like we'll be ready to host cross country skiing competitions anytime this millenium. Either the program should add sports that can be practiced in tropical nations during winter as well, or it will forever be the Olympic Games for the Northern hemisphere (with Australia and New Zealand as glorified guests).
  38. 2 points
    Sort of Although if it actually costs real money to participate, I might just stick with the Totallympics Prediction Contests instead, even if there's not that much of them I'll think about it
  39. 1 point
    Па вала и ова утакмица је била очајна, осим задњих десетак минута када су се и Исланђани опустили. Превише изгубљених лопти, промаја у одбрани, непостојање игре преко крила, форсирање напада искључиво кроз средину.... Ова победа је више плод неке среће него рукометног умећа. Јер да је било до умећа овако лоше Исланђане би добили са минимум +5, а Швеђане који су одиграли очајно још и убедљивије.
  40. 1 point
    He is a popular person to make fun of
  41. 1 point
    WOMEN´S UNDER 18 DIVISION I GROUP A 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Japan WW18 back on top Promoted to highest level for sixth time The Japanese women’s under-18 team capped a dominant week in Asiago, Italy, by defeating Slovakia in the decisive game by a 3-0 score. The win gives Japan a perfect 5-0 record at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group A and earns the nation promotion to the top level for 2019. This marks the sixth time the Japanese ladies have made it to the top, and they did so in impressive fashion. Not only did they win every game, they surrendered but one goal in five games, that to Hungary. They never trailed, scored 21 goals in total, and played poised hockey all week. “We’re really happy with the way we played,” said defenceman Akane Shiga. “It was important for us to earn the promotion this year. But we must continue to work hard so that we stay up after next year. It’s very important for our program because we are a small nation for women’s hockey.” “Our coach gave us a good system to work with, and we communicated very well,” Shiga continued. “We played like a team, which is really important.” Indeed, the Japanese played a virtually perfect tournament. They allowed a mere 51 shots over the course of ALL five games, didn’t allow a power-play goal, recorded four shutouts, led the tournament with eight power-play goals of their own, and were the least penalized team. Slovakia had also won its four previous games but with a bit more trouble. It beat Italy, 5-4, in overtime on Friday, and with today’s loss maintains its position in Division I-A for next year. The Slovaks have played WW18 since 2009 and have never been promoted or demoted. Today, the Japanese made sure to put the game out of reach quickly. Airi Sato made a beautiful deflection off a point shot just 4:29 into the game to give Japan the early lead, putting Slovakia in a hole right off the bat. Less than a minute later it was 2-0 when Remi Koyama’s shot dribbled through the pads of goalie Andrea Risianova. Yuuki Ito made it 3-0 late in the period when she banged home her own rebound. That was all the scoring the team needed. Japan moved the puck with authority, skated freely, and were in possession of the puck for much of the game. In all, shots were 34-8 for the winners as Slovakia simply couldn’t get the puck near Reika Sasaki’s goal with any danger. Even late in the game, after Japan took its first penalty, coach Peter Kudelka pulled Risianova to make it a six-on-four, but Slovakia still couldn’t generate any decent scoring chances. Captain Diana Vargova, who led the tournament with nine points, was held in tight check by the Japanese tonight and didn’t record a single shot. Italy rallied in the third period in the final game of the tournament to defeat Austria, 6-4, and leapfrog the Austrians in the standings. The hosts finished in third place and 11th overall in the program – the best placing ever of an Italian women’s hockey team in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program. Austria finished fourth and Hungary fifth. Despite beating Hungary earlier today, 3-2, in an exciting shootout, Norway finished in last place and will go down to Division I-B next year. @Gianlu33 this one is for you. Gold and Bronze medalists posing together after the tournament´s last match Results Thread
  42. 1 point
    I agree @tuniscof is back , and we hope he can update the last year contests Missing from 2017: Tour de France Judo WC Afrobasket (despite the GS 2017 have already a clear winner ........ @Dunadan )
  43. 1 point
    Now we know he's one of the lurkers on this forum.
  44. 1 point
    https://olympic.ca/2018/01/13/virtue-moir-earn-perfect-score-to-win-8th-national-title/ Wow...
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  46. 1 point
    And I'm not sure if that flag is Colombia or Lithuania..
  47. 1 point
    except Novak vs. Young match cuz we already know the outcome, but it's still interesting to see Novak returns after nearly 6 months of absence , i see other 5 really looks challenging and worth watching , really sad for de Menaur who'll face a very experienced player like Berdych in 1st round , especially after 2 big tournaments in 2 weeks
  48. 1 point
    We reached the finish line, that's always a victory in our book Anyway, this relay was awful. Last two relays, there were emotions, people falling on the snow, crying etc. Today, people casually walking (not even running) to their finishing teammate, obviously you can see how little this actually meant to most of them.
  49. 1 point
    Tennis Australian Open 2018 Prediction Contest is now Open
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