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  1. 22 points
    Tests done. Guys, I am proud to announce you that I got my certificate and From today I am officially a Volunteer Firefighter
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    Hello everyone, the post-Olympic year is going to finish and a new sports year is going to start, a year with the Winter Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup and the first Olympic Qualifications for Tokyo 2020, which hopefully you will all follow on Totallympics and more people will join us before, during and after the events. A special thank you to the 6 users who last year subscribed to the Premium Membership, allowing me to have some extra motivations during the last year when my motivations to keep up the project were a bit low. So thank you @Prashanth, @nitinsanker, @OlympicIRL, @hukbrazil, @heywoodu and @Pavlo for your gesture. Now that I have more motivations, I was able to reduce the costs of hosting the website and I am able to pay most of them with the money I receive from the ads (which is very few, but still enough to cover most of the costs), the Premium Membership and the donations are not necessary anymore and Totallympics is free for everyone again. So you are all now allowed to add your own signature in your profile, which will be shown after each of your posts. As always, everyone can help Totallympics to grow trying to get more users from his/her own nation on national forums/social networks/communities and a way to do so is to make your National Thread active (see Serbia and India, more users attract more users as everywhere around the web) and I wish in the future every national community on the forum can get bigger
  3. 11 points
    While I appreciate @Memo's response, I've decided not to allow Turkey's votes in this edition. I have read all of the participants' inputs and it seems pretty divided wether to allow this participation or not, both by reasons cited here and by other concerns I have. When it was time to register the songs, there was some talk about allowing users with no (or very little) participation on the forum, but then I've decided to follow the rules and allow Turkey's entry, mainly because the user was registered on Totallympics long enough (more than a year, I think, even if it was with a different account). So now it only seems fair that I follow the rules again. One thing is to extend a deadline for someone who asks for it (for any reason) or give any indication that they will vote, other is to allow votes after some important post-voting things already happened. Allowing such votes would definitely change some placings in the final ranking, and while that would be good for some nations, it wouldn't make others very happy - even if this contest is all about fun. I have talked privately with Memo and invited him to take part in our Festival of Music next weekend and in the upcoming Open contest later this year, if he wishes so. I hope we can move forward and next week I think we will have all the templates ready to go (I'm having trouble with the logo, but it should be presented soon).
  4. 11 points
    After the host nation jury voting, all other nations can now send their votes for the Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2018. The voting is very simple: after listen to the songs in contention (which can be found in this list), the registered users in the contest must send their votes to me (@vinipereira) via private message, following the template below. Jury members will award points to their 12 favourite songs, which should be done no later than April 6th. You can find small excerpts of the songs in the recap videos above (we recommend to play them in HD). We thank you all for the participation! TEMPLATE FOR VOTING 1st preference (12 points) = 2nd preference (11 points) = 3rd preference (10 points) = 4th preference (9 points) = 5th preference (8 points) = 6th preference (7 points) = 7th preference (6 points) = 8th preference (5 points) = 9th preference (4 points) = 10th preference (3 points) = 11th preference (2 points) = 12th preference (1 point) = alternate 1 = alternate 2 =
  5. 11 points
    London Calling: Personal Bests, Milestones and Number 8 Only weeks are separating us from the Grand Final of the 2017 Totallympics Annual International Song Contest, and it promises to be nothing short of spectacular as 35 nations will fight it out to earn the honor of having the best song. Though it's not all about winning, as some nations may be looking just to have their best performance ever. 35 nations will compete in the upcoming contest, a record since the transition to the new forum, but also an overall record for the TISC Annual contests. Every nation will aim to get points from the other 34, but how many points do you need to beat you personal best, or even "personal worst" in this case? Here it is. A graph has three segments. Blue arrows represent how many points a nation needs to get to match their average performance over the years. Top of the each black line represents the points needed to match the personal best, while the bottom of the each line represents the points needed to match the personal worst. Exact points for each of the three aspects are given in the table below. So what do we see in this graph. Well, first of all, another proof of Irish dominance. There are only 5 nations whose best ever performance is better than Irish average one (those are GBR, GER, FRA, ITA and MEX)! Moreover, if we take a look at Ireland's "worst" performance, it is still higher than the best ever performance from 10 other nations competing here. But it's not all about Ireland. One nation that stands out is just about the most consistent one, Portugal. They need 75 points for the best ever, and 64 for the worst ever result! In all of their three participations they finished on very similar points. Totallympics' very own Mr. Consistency One nation is missing from all this however, the "wild card" Iran, our only debutante this year. No history records can help us pinpoint their performance, but we will take a look at what Iran needs to do to be the most successful debutante ever (excluding the nations that debuted at the very first contest). But let me tell you, getting a crown for being the best debutante ever is no easy task. When Colombia debuted back at the 2014 TISC Open contest, they earned massive 228 points and finished second. Some of the most successful debutantes also include Switzerland (5th place at the 2014 TISC Open) and Australia (6th place at the 2014 TISC Annual). It appears as though first time performers have never won this thing however, excluding the very first contest of course. Milestones Now we take a look at some of the milestones that are bound to happen at the 2017 TISC Annual contest. First of all, our British hosts should get their 1000th point in TISC history. As of now, they are on 996 points, so just about the first voters may wrap this up. Hosting this contest should make this milestone even more special to the team GB. Some of the smaller, personal milestones, include the possibility (probability) of reaching their 500th TISC point for team Argentina (497 as of now) and Greece (459). There are also some of the overall milestones bound to be reached. Indonesia, which will open the voting proceedings on April 29 will also become the 250th jury to present their votes. Also, 20000th overall TISC point will be awarded in this edition. It will be awarded by the jury number 8 in the voting order, Algeria. More specifically, it will go to the nation that gets 8 points from Algeria. Notice the recurring theme? Well, I guess we should keep an eye on number 8 in the Grand Final of this, the 8th edition of TISC.
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    Talking about mascottes, here on my table are the two mascottes for the Olympic Games I have worked for: Let's see if Tokyo 2020 mascotte will join the collection
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    I think this is the list of users who have competed in all 10 editions to date.... @LDOG @vinipereira @titicow @Agger @Bohemia @Janakis @OlympicIRL @Henry_Leon @Pablita @SteveParker @Werloc @Glen @mrv86 @rybak @DaniSRB @dareza @Wanderer @justony @uk12points and @dezbee2008 I hope I didn't leave out anyone.
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    I SURVIVED THE FIRST ROUND OF EUROVISION. AAAAAAAAAAhhhhh
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    Wow, 3rd place, and to think we led for much of the voting round, it was funny that we never left the top 3 (or something like that) the entire time. Also, not bad considering Dia Frampton was a last-minute choice, so I didn't know how it was received, but it seemed to be overwhelmingly positive, and for that, I am grateful. Thank you to those who gave us points 12 - @intoronto @justony 11 - @Werloc @Dolby 10 - @kungshamra71 9 - @Gianlu33 @Henry_Leon @Pablita @SteveParker @mrv86 8 - @OlympicIRL @bestmen @amen09 @dcro 7 - @Janakis @uk12points @Damian @heywoodu 5 - @Herki @Glen @rybak 4 - @Bohemia @Benolympique @africaboy @konig @LDOG @Matt 3 - @hckosice @Agger 1 - @MHSN @Griff88
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    And I'll write a song for the annual TISC: Just an emotional girl In an emotional world That other members need to nurture Cause I don't have musical culture Sad songs are what I do best So let's put it to a test What to play to beat the rest Having neighbours also helps And the conspiracies brew I wanted points, but I have two And what else can I do But give twelve points to @heywoodu
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    Ladies and gentlemen for the first time in Africa TISC is finally here in Tunisia before the start of the ceremony let me present you the official Logo
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    As today we celebrate the 1-month-to-go mark for the Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2018 Grand Final, we are proud to announce the cities and venues that will host the music competition. Around the five major regions of Brazil, a total of 10 cities will be the home for the 42 delegations: our capital Brasília (DF), Cuiabá (MT), Fernando de Noronha (PE), Foz do Iguaçu (PR), Gramado (RS), Manaus (AM), Natal (RN), Ouro Preto (MG), Salvador (BA) and São Luís (MA). In addition to those cities, the contest itself will take place in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), home of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The legendary Maracanã stadium will be the venue of unforgettable Opening and Closing ceremonies, while the Olympic Park will have the honour of hosting the contest. Having recently received the Rock in Rio festival, the Park not only will be the main stage for the Annucal TISC, but host a number of events in celebration of our 10th overall contest, such as: the World Music street, in which international artists from our Festival of Music will perform; the Brazilian Roots street, a stage for contemporary and classical artists from the home nation; the TISC Official Exhibition at the Carioca Arena, celebrating the achievements and history of the contests; and last but not least, the Winterfest Special Presentation at the newly refurbished Aquatics/Ice Centre, giving fans a taste of the music from our friends of the south. We hope you will join us in Brazil 2018!
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    All-time voting medal table and all-time voting points table are available from today.
  14. 9 points
    IBU should introduce indoor biathlon for German girls, maybe they'd be able to medal in that case
  15. 9 points
    The scheduling. Two hours with only one ice hockey group match, followed by two hours with 3 medal events going on.
  16. 9 points
    Hello, i came from France, near Paris. I Watch my first olympics on TV at Albertville 1992. I never miss any olympics on TV since Albertville. I follow your website since a few years and i have decided to register. For me, olympics is not a sample event, it's the event of all sports and this is why i like the olympics.
  17. 9 points
    @vinipereira @titicow Thank you so so much!!!! This is going to be long in my memory! Thank you!! @dezbee2008 and @Damian really hard way to end great contest, I don't wish anyone to lose in this way. But thank you for making this a memorable race. I can't believe it, this was the most unexpected of them all, I never in my wildest dream imagined when choosing the entry that this would be the outcome! Thanks to all who voted for The Stunning and for all who spent the day with me here making this a really fun weekend. And thanks so much to @amen09 for all his efforts and a wonderful staging of the event. You must have been bursting with excitement when you realised how the draw made for such a climactic finish. But to pull all this off on your own is not easy and you have done an amazing job. Now go and have a well deserved rest Me and this little guy are gonna get rather drunk now.... Go raibh míle maith agaibh!! Thank you!!!
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    Keeping It Nip And Tuck Year in and year out we are proven that winning the desired TISC title is not everything. There are always so many other battles and curiosities that keep us glued to the scoreboard as the Grand Final progresses. One of those things are the battles between certain nations that seem to happen at every single occasion. So, in this article we will focus on some of the biggest rivalries of the TISC family. Algeria and Tunisia's rivalry might be one of the shorter lived ones, but it has been just as intense as some of the longer ones. Algeria and Tunisia have met each other at no less than three contests, starting at the 2015 Open when Algeria made its debut. Back then Tunisia won easily, scoring 82 points to Algeria's 28. However, 2016 brought much tighter affairs between these two African nations. 2016 Annual contest was, generally speaking, the most successful one for the African continent. Both Algeria and Tunisia went over 100 points, becoming the first African nations to do so. However, it was Tunisia that edged out Algeria 126 to 118. 2016 Open contest brought another close battle between these two. Moreover, both nations finished on 70 points! But once again it was Tunisia who finished in front on tie-break, keeping their record clean at 3-0. At the end of the year, Algeria and Tunisia met yet again, but this time in the final round of bidding. Tunisia edged out again and won the hosting rights for the 2017 Open. Will 2017 be Algeria's year? Who says that only winner gets a trophy? Sometimes even finishing in 27th place can bring you a trophy. The Czechs and the Slovaks have friendly rivalries in all kind of things, and TISC is definitely no exception. Sadly, this time we will not see a Czechoslovakian battle, as the Czech team dropped out after failing to submit their votes. The Czechoslovakian trophy has been won by Slovakia on 4 occasions, making them the more successful of the two. Moreover, Slovakia has 100% efficiency when it comes to the Annual Contest. Maybe that's why Czechs dropped out? Or maybe they are still recovering from the nasty defeat at the 2016 Open, when Slovaks defeated them by a single point thanks to the very last jury? It is a well known fact that French and Italians are regular sport rivals. Their sport rivalry has been well translated to the TISC contests. France has won 4 times, while Italy has 3 victories. France is also leading in the all-time points. But perhaps the most curious thing about their battles is the fact that the winning side always seem to crush the other. Italy crushed France by 117 points at the 2013 Open, France crushed Italy by 118 points at the 2014 Open. Their closest battle came at the 2016 Open, when France won by still a big margin of 24 points. Battle of the giants, we should say. Over the years, Great Britain has been pretty much the only nation that could match Ireland's successes on regular basis. This may come as a surprise, but Great Britain has actually been the more successful of the two, defeating Ireland at no less than 4 occasions! Ireland has 3 victories, and all of them actually came when Ireland won the overall contest. It seems like Ireland needs to come up with a winning combination to keep their neighbors at bay! Despite having a positive head-to-head score, the British have only one overall victory. That's indeed some tough luck! This is perhaps the biggest of all TISC rivalries. Canada and the USA have been fighting close battles ever since the TISC contests started. Moreover, at the TISC premiere in 2013 they actually finished on equal 150 points! This prompted users from both nations to desperately seek answers over who won the tie-break. It was Canada that edged out eventually, earning them a top 5 finish. Canadians and Americans kept it nip and tuck at pretty much all of the following contests. Their rivalry culminated once again at the latest 2016 Open contest in Lithuania. Going into the final round of voting, it was the USA that held the final place on the podium. But there was one problem... They were drawn to be the final voters. They awarded points to Canada and, in the process, they also handed them their own place on the podium. Looking at their battles over the years, it seems like the Canadians always get their way in close finishes. They won once on a tie-break, and two more times by single-digit differences. USA, on the other hand, have won only once, and that was by a big 35 points difference! TISC Analytics
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    hi guys, since the beginning of this contest, so many users contacted me to join here but I didn't, this time here I am but first I want to be sure about my responsibilities here. I read the rules in first page but that was too long, and I'm not a fan of Eurovision to know its format. so in short I have to pick an Iranian song in next couple of days (I already have one or two in my mind) then I have to listen to all those selected songs from all countries to pick 12 and rank them from 1st to 12th. that's it ?
  23. 9 points
    Who gets it right? The World is already counting hours to the next edition of TISC, which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania this weekend. Nations from all around the World are gathering as we speak. Some are hoping for a win, some are hoping to get as many points as possible and break their personal bests, while some others are mostly here to enjoy the show. As we approach the Grand Final, we've been wondering which nations usually give points to the winner, and how many points each nation usually gives to the top 3 finishers. To sum it up - we want to see which nations get it right. We start by looking at how often each country gives at least one point to the eventual winner. If you are looking to get a win, you should keep an eye on votes of Canada, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Tunisia and Turkey. These 7 nations have always given points to the winner. Denmark, Italy and Lithuania competed in every edition of TISC, which makes their ability to pick the winner even more amazing. Which nations are on the opposite end of the scale? Indonesia, USA and Romania. Indonesia never gave any points to the winner, however they competed only once. USA on the other hand competed in every edition, but they gave points to the winner only once out of six times! That was at the 2015 Annual contest, when USA interestingly gave maximum 12 points to the winning Irish song. Romania gave points to the winner only once in four participations. This map shows tendencies of each nation to pick the winner. Dark blue nations usually don't award points to winner, light blue nations are around 50-50 in that respect, light red nations give points to the winner most of the times, while red nations always do. Only nations competing in this edition are shown on the map. The second criteria we look at is how many points each nation usually gives to the top 3 finishers. Note: if a nation finished in top 3 at some contest, then a nation that finished 4th at that contest counts as a top 3 finisher. Switzerland (two-time participant) is on the top of the list with an average of 25.00 (33 is the maximum, 12+11+10). They are followed by Denmark (22.83), Italy (22.67), Australia (20.50), Egypt (20.20) and Russia (19.75). Nations that usually give the least number of points to the top 3 finishers are Algeria (4.00), United States (5.83), Portugal (9.50), Colombia (10.67) and Croatia (11.00). Following map shows tendencies of each nation regarding the average number of points that they give to the top 3 finishers. All nations are included. Nations in dark red tend to give considerable amount of points to the top 3 finishers, those in light red usually give a good number of points, those in light blue tend not to give that many points while those in dark blue don't give many points to the top 3 finishers. Note that whole South America as a continent doesn't really give that many points to the highest ranked finishers. Also, Portugal seems to be quite an exception in predominantly red Europe. However, if we have to choose one nation that gets it right the most, then that would be Denmark. Apart from the fact that they gave points to each of the previous winners, they also usually give a lot of points to the eventual top 3 finishers, making Denmark the ultimate TISC trend setter. Special thanks goes to @OlympicIRL who provided most of the data
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    Now I know what Ledecka is feeling First of all thanks to Wanderer and every one who helped to prepare the contest and keep them running, we have daily results, lots of contenders and different medallists (and great Italian team!!!), it seems the old days coming back. I think the new form for the contest worked good and it has been easier and faster to fill them. Now I had to confess my secret, I hope that my revelation won't cost me my medals anyway I will accept the verdict of the Wada totallympics committee but I want to let you know that I acted in good faith: I didn't know that I was increasing my chance to win. The two contests I won were filled while I was...
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