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Winter Olympic Games 2018 Official Countdown Thread

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OlympicIRL    993

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As we approach the 25 weeks to go milestone until 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, it's time to open our official countdown thread here on Totallympics. Members can post here on the thread day-by-day to help build the excitement in the coming weeks as we countdown to the big event. This thread can be used to mark any milestones on the way, such as the opening of the Olympic village, tracking the arrival of delegations, the raising of our national flags in the Olympic village, news and details about the Opening Ceremony and so on.

 

To help us countdown the days ahead, I have created an Olympic Countdown Clock depicting the 2018 Winter Olympic logo alongside the Olympic rings. The clock consists of various elements to help us mark off milestones along the way as we edge closer and closer to the Opening Ceremony on the 9th February.

 

Firstly, the logo itself is divided into 2 elements.... the first part consisting numbers 1-24 representing the number of weeks until the official start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. As each week passes, another coloured "block" will be added to the logo until it begins to take on it's familiar appearance.

 

The second element consisting of the an alpha-numeric system will represent various other milestones to watch out for along the way that signify the the Games are getting closer. I will draw up a list of ideas for these milestones and I am calling on you to help with suggesting ideas for this (I am not very knowledgeable in Winter Sports). Ideas currently include:

 

 

Key:
a1 6 months to go
a2 3 months to go
a3 1 month to go
b1 150 days to go
b2 100 days to go
b3 75 days to go
c1 Four Hills Tournament begins
c2 Hahnenkamm Race begins
c3 Winter X Games begin
d1 tickets go on sale
d2 2018 Olympic year arrives (Jan 1st)
d3 2018 Olympic Prediction Contests Open on Totallympics
e1 lighting of Olympic flame in Olympia, Greece
e2 Olympic flame arrives in Incheon
e3 Olympic flame arrives in Gangwon province
x Olympic cauldron is lit

 

 

 

 

Finally, below the official logo is a depiction that becomes active on the "50 days to go" milestone, consisting of the numbers 1-50, representing the 5 Olympic rings. As each day passes, another piece of the Olympic ring is shaded in colour until the 1 day to go milestone, after which the 5 coloured rings will be depicted in their complete form. The Countdown Clock will not be complete until the Olympic cauldron is officially lit inside the Olympic stadium on the night of the Opening Ceremony.

 

Upon completion, the Countdown Clock should look like this......

 

 

 

 

                                   30        
                   30     30     30  
                30 30   30   30    
                30   30 30 30 30    
                  30 30      
                30     30    
              30         30  
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           

 

PyeongChang 2018

------------------50--------------------------------------25--------------------------------------02-----

--------49-----------------48------------------27-----------------24-------------------04----------------01-

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--47----------------------------46-------29-----------------------------22-------06----------------------------03

--------------------------------------36--------------------------------------16-------------------------------

--45-----------------------38--43-------30--33-------------------18--21-------08--13------------------------05

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--------44-----------40---41------------------28--31-------20--23-------------------10--11-----------07---

------------------42--------------------------------------26--------------------------------------09-------------

----------------------39-----------------------------32-------19----------------------------12-----------

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----------------------------37-----------------34-------------------17----------------14-------------

--------------------------------------35--------------------------------------15---------------

 

 

 

 

 

So without further ado, let the countdown to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games begin :cheer:

 

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OlympicIRL    993

6 months to go!

 

 

And so the first piece of the jigsaw is filled in as we passed the 6-months to go milestone this week  (on August 9th) :cheer:

 

 

 

Key:
a1 6 months to go
a2 3 months to go
a3 1 month to go
b1 150 days to go
b2 100 days to go
b3 75 days to go
c1 Four Hills Tournament begins
c2 Hahnenkamm Race begins
c3 Winter X Games begin
d1 tickets go on sale
d2 2018 Olympic year arrives (Jan 1st)
d3 2018 Olympic Prediction Contests Open on Totallympics
e1 lighting of Olympic flame in Olympia, Greece
e2 Olympic flame arrives in Incheon
e3 Olympic flame arrives in Gangwon province
x Olympic cauldron is lit

 

 

 

 

 

                                   e1        
                   b1     e2     c1  
                30 b2   e3   c2    
                30   b3 x c3 30    
24 23 22 21 20 19 18     a3 d3      
                a2     d2    
  17       12   30         d1  
  16       11                
  15       10                
  14       9                
  13       8                
                           
7 6 5 4 3 2 1              

 

PyeongChang 2018

------------------50--------------------------------------25--------------------------------------02-----

--------49-----------------48------------------27-----------------24-------------------04----------------01-

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

--47----------------------------46-------29-----------------------------22-------06----------------------------03

--------------------------------------36--------------------------------------16-------------------------------

--45-----------------------38--43-------30--33-------------------16--21-------08--13------------------------05

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

--------44-----------40---41------------------28--31-------20--23-------------------10--11-----------07---

------------------42--------------------------------------26--------------------------------------09-------------

----------------------39-----------------------------32-------19----------------------------12-----------

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

----------------------------37-----------------34-------------------17----------------14-------------

--------------------------------------35--------------------------------------15---------------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OlympicIRL    993

 

24 weeks to go!

 

 

Last Friday saw us pass the 24 weeks to go mark and each week now will see at least another piece of the jigsaw logo fit into place :)

 

 

 

Key:
a1 6 months to go
a2 3 months to go
a3 1 month to go
b1 150 days to go
b2 100 days to go
b3 75 days to go
c1 Four Hills Tournament begins
c2 Hahnenkamm Race begins
c3 Winter X Games begin
d1 tickets go on sale
d2 2018 Olympic year arrives (Jan 1st)
d3 2018 Olympic Prediction Contests Open on Totallympics
e1 lighting of Olympic flame in Olympia, Greece
e2 Olympic flame arrives in Incheon
e3 Olympic flame arrives in Gangwon province
x Olympic cauldron is lit

 

 

 

 

 

                                   e1        
                   b1     e2     c1  
                30 b2   e3   c2    
                30   b3 x c3 30    
  23 22 21 20 19 18     a3 d3      
                a2     d2    
  17       12   30         30  
  16       11                
  15       10                
  14       9                
  13       8                
                           
7 6 5 4 3 2 1              

 

PyeongChang 2018

------------------50--------------------------------------25--------------------------------------02-----

--------49-----------------48------------------27-----------------24-------------------04----------------01-

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

--47----------------------------46-------29-----------------------------22-------06----------------------------03

--------------------------------------36--------------------------------------16-------------------------------

--45-----------------------38--43-------30--33-------------------16--21-------08--13------------------------05

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

--------44-----------40---41------------------28--31-------20--23-------------------10--11-----------07---

------------------42--------------------------------------26--------------------------------------09-------------

----------------------39-----------------------------32-------19----------------------------12-----------

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

----------------------------37-----------------34-------------------17----------------14-------------

--------------------------------------35--------------------------------------15---------------

 

 

 

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heywoodu    3,215

I don't entirely understand all the rules and such but less than 24 weeks to go so I'm already counting with you :d 

 

Besides, I'm starting to get seriously nervous about the cross-country races in Chile and Argentina this and next week (because a large part of the Olympic tickets for Brazil will be awarded there), so the Olympic feeling is starting here :d 

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vor 25 Minuten schrieb heywoodu:

I don't entirely understand all the rules and such but less than 24 weeks to go so I'm already counting with you :d 

 

Besides, I'm starting to get seriously nervous about the cross-country races in Chile and Argentina this and next week (because a large part of the Olympic tickets for Brazil will be awarded there), so the Olympic feeling is starting here :d 

 

There will be three new coloured dot next week, if I'm not mistaken (22 weeks, 150 days and ticket sales), so it all will seem even closer. :p

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OlympicIRL    993
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

I don't entirely understand all the rules and such but less than 24 weeks to go so I'm already counting with you :d 

 

Besides, I'm starting to get seriously nervous about the cross-country races in Chile and Argentina this and next week (because a large part of the Olympic tickets for Brazil will be awarded there), so the Olympic feeling is starting here :d 

 

 

Good, because I am likely to miss some milestone so I need more counters :d

 

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OlympicIRL    993

 

23 weeks to go until the Games of the 23rd Winter Olympiad!

 

 

Pyeongchang 2018 will officially be known as the Games of the 23rd Winter Olympiad. 23 is also the number of weeks to go until the Opening Ceremony!

 

 

 

Key:
a1 6 months to go
a2 3 months to go
a3 1 month to go
b1 150 days to go
b2 100 days to go
b3 75 days to go
c1 Four Hills Tournament begins
c2 Hahnenkamm Race begins
c3 Winter X Games begin
d1 tickets go on sale
d2 2018 Olympic year arrives (Jan 1st)
d3 2018 Olympic Prediction Contests Open on Totallympics
e1 lighting of Olympic flame in Olympia, Greece
e2 Olympic flame arrives in Incheon
e3 Olympic flame arrives in Gangwon province
x Olympic cauldron is lit

 

 

 

 

 

                                   e1        
                   b1     e2     c1  
                30 b2   e3   c2    
                30   b3 x c3 30    
    22 21 20 19 18     a3 d3      
                a2     d2    
  17       12   30         30  
  16       11                
  15       10                
  14       9                
  13       8                
                           
7 6 5 4 3 2 1              

 

PyeongChang 2018

------------------50--------------------------------------25--------------------------------------02-----

--------49-----------------48------------------27-----------------24-------------------04----------------01-

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

--47----------------------------46-------29-----------------------------22-------06----------------------------03

--------------------------------------36--------------------------------------16-------------------------------

--45-----------------------38--43-------30--33-------------------16--21-------08--13------------------------05

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

--------44-----------40---41------------------28--31-------20--23-------------------10--11-----------07---

------------------42--------------------------------------26--------------------------------------09-------------

----------------------39-----------------------------32-------19----------------------------12-----------

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

----------------------------37-----------------34-------------------17----------------14-------------

--------------------------------------35--------------------------------------15---------------

 

 

 

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dcro    2,701
42 minutes ago, OlympicIRL said:

Pyeongchang 2018 will officially be known as the Games of the 23rd Winter Olympiad. 23 is also the number of weeks to go until the Opening Ceremony!

 

This gave me an idea. :)

 

:FRA Chamonix 1924 :FRA

 

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St. Moritz coming up next week.

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OlympicIRL    993
5 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

This gave me an idea. :)

 

:FRA Chamonix 1924 :FRA

 

1924WOlympicPoster.jpg

 

 

 

Great!! Fantastic way to compliment the countdown :)

If anyone has any ideas they wish to add here to get us into the spirit then feel free to use the thread in whatever way you want :yes

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Ice Hockey Tournament at Chamonix 1924

 

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The Toronto Granites tournament winners representing Canada

 

The Hockey Tournament of the 1924 Winter Olympics took place from 28 January to 3 February at the Olympic Stadium in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, it was the 2nd Ice Hockey tournament played under the five rings, first in the winter olympics edition, it was at that time also counted as the second Ice Hockey World Championship. Eight teams participated at The tournament, which were divided into two groups. The first two teams from both groups moved to the final group. The Olympic title and world championship title was awarded to the Toronto Granites, who played here as the Canadian ice hockey team.

 

For The first time the games was played for 3x20 minutes.

 

At the time of the tournament, no one knew that it was the first Winter Olympics because it was as only part of the Winter Sports Week. However, no one questioned it, because after four years, both overseas teams came to Europe again.

The Canadians and Americans were seeded in different groups and in fact as expected absolutely dominated them perfectly. They did not received any goals and defeated their opponents by two-digit differences.

The Czechoslovak national ice hockey team did not come in the strongest team due to the internal problems in the domestic Ice Hockey federation. In the beginning, the team suffered the toughest defeat in all Czechoslovak history when the team did received twice the number of goals from Canada compared to the tournament four years ago. The Czechoslovak players were already too old for such tournament and they did not find any decent tactic against the Canadians resulting in a 0:30 slaughter. However, the team failed also in the next match with the Swedes and the final win over the Swiss could not save the team from the early elimination. The Czechoslovak team for the first time left the international championship without finishing among the first three.

In the second group, the French failed to make the qualification for the final round, so it was the British team who altogether with the United States moved into the final group.

 

The British hockey players won the bronze medal winning the final match against Sweden after the closest result of the tournament  4-3. At that time, the gold for the Canadians was already decided, in the previous match they were able to cope with the very hard play of the Americans and defeating them 6-1.

 

No match of the tournament ended with a draw.

 

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Final Ranking:

1. Canada  (Represented by Toronto Granites) :CAN

2. United States :USA

3. Great Britain :GBR

4. Sweden

5. Czechoslovakia

6. France

7. Belgium

8. Switzerland

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