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[PREDICTION CONTESTS] PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Bet Contest Discussion Thread

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vor 3 Stunden schrieb phelps:

 

sure...

and in fact I agree on the general principle you expressed (which, as @LDOG wrote, would be in place for the contest)...

but I also think that it shouldn't be ignored the fact that 1 or 2 sports have so much more following than the average (and in fact @LDOG confirmed that they would take also this thing into consideration)...

to me, that's perfect...they have my full support...

 

by the way, here another couple of questions...

 

Snowboarding (but the first one could be used also for Freestyle)

will Halfpipe and Slopestyle be won by the same snowboarder (freestyler)? (question including both men and women's competition)

in Snowboardcross, will both Qualification winners (m and w) fail to medal?

will we have a full podium with -18 years young medallists in any of the sports disciplines?

 

Nordic Combined

will all 3 Gold medals go to the same Country?

will we have a German clean sweep of the podium in 1 of the Individual events?

will someone ranked outside the top 25 after the Jumping phase get a medal at the end of the day in an Individual event?

will we have at least 5 teams finishing within 45 seconds behind the winners (and included the winners) in the Team Relay?

 

Curling

will Italy win 2 or more games?

will at least 2 different Nations get a medal in all 3 events of the program?

will we have at least 1 team (all 3 events included) winning all of their games, from first preliminary match to the final?

 

Overall

will the Germany+Netherlands duo win more Gold medals than the USA+Canada duo?

will we have at least 5 Gold Medal winners being less than 18 years young on that given day?

Yes, we should be thankful to the people who organize it, i am sure they will make it a fun contest.

Snowboarding:

We could also say "Will 2 out of the following three events (halfpipe, slopestyle, big air) be won by the same athlete?"

I also had a similar question to your third one in mind, but i thought it wouldnt be considered appropriate. Something like "Will we have at least 2/3 minor/under 18 olympic champions in snowboard or freestyle skiing?"

Nordic combined:

A german sweep is very unlikely, maybe you could ask whether any country will sweep the medals in an individual event, although i still would consider the chance of that happening somewhere between 25 and 33%.

Overall:

I dont see any chance of Germany + the Netherlands winning more medals than Canada + USA, but maybe you could ask whether Germany + Norway will win more (gold) medals than USA + Canada or whether some combination of France/Switzerland/Austria/Italy will win more gold medals than South Korea + Japan.

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Overall

At least one Irish athlete will finish ahead of a British athlete in any of the events (DNFs are excluded)

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22 hours ago, OlympicsFan said:

Yes, we should be thankful to the people who organize it, i am sure they will make it a fun contest.

Snowboarding:

We could also say "Will 2 out of the following three events (halfpipe, slopestyle, big air) be won by the same athlete?"

I also had a similar question to your third one in mind, but i thought it wouldnt be considered appropriate. Something like "Will we have at least 2/3 minor/under 18 olympic champions in snowboard or freestyle skiing?"

Nordic combined:

A german sweep is very unlikely, maybe you could ask whether any country will sweep the medals in an individual event, although i still would consider the chance of that happening somewhere between 25 and 33%.

Overall:

I dont see any chance of Germany + the Netherlands winning more medals than Canada + USA, but maybe you could ask whether Germany + Norway will win more (gold) medals than USA + Canada or whether some combination of France/Switzerland/Austria/Italy will win more gold medals than South Korea + Japan.

 

well, I don't think that questions about age are not appropriate (and for sure I don't see any sort of discrimination)...

so, why not?

for what concerns the Nordic Combined...if there's someone able to sweep one of those races that's Germany or Norway...so, I chose GER, but there's no difference if they come up with NOR in the final question (if they choose this question)...

and about the "combo" medals...that's just an example...;)

we can build the question with as many combinations as we want (however, I really think this is a well balanced matchup, since GER should win between 10 and 12 gold medals and NED could go as high as 8 or 9...and US and CAN more or less can both get around 10/11 Gold medals each, maybe USA something more and CAN something less...meanwhile the GER+NOR duo for me is a no brainer, as I think they will be the top 2 Nations in the final medal standings)...

p.s. FRA+SUI+AUT (with or without ITA doesn't make much difference) against KOR+JPN is also unbalanced imho...all those 3 European Nations will get at least 6/7 Gold Medals each (I think)...and there's no way that both KOR and JPN would go in double digit...

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vor einer Stunde schrieb phelps:

 

well, I don't think that questions about age are not appropriate (and for sure I don't see any sort of discrimination)...

so, why not?

for what concerns the Nordic Combined...if there's someone able to sweep one of those races that's Germany or Norway...so, I chose GER, but there's no difference if they come up with NOR in the final question (if they choose this question)...

and about the "combo" medals...that's just an example...;)

we can build the question with as many combinations as we want (however, I really think this is a well balanced matchup, since GER should win between 10 and 12 gold medals and NED could go as high as 8 or 9...and US and CAN more or less can both get around 10/11 Gold medals each, maybe USA something more and CAN something less...meanwhile the GER+NOR duo for me is a no brainer, as I think they will be the top 2 Nations in the final medal standings)...

p.s. FRA+SUI+AUT (with or without ITA doesn't make much difference) against KOR+JPN is also unbalanced imho...all those 3 European Nations will get at least 6/7 Gold Medals each (I think)...and there's no way that both KOR and JPN would go in double digit...

I dont see the Netherlands winning that many golds, at best 6-7.

France + Italy should win 8-10 golds, South Korea should win at least 3 or 4 golds in short track (+ possibilities in skeleton or speed skating). Japan should win 6-8 golds, so i think this would be pretty balanced.

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Luge

Summer Britcher (USA) will win a Winter Olympic Medal.

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Special Unified Korea bets:

The Unified Korea women's hockey team will win a match

Athletes from both North and South Korea will score a goal for the Unified Team in the same match

A North Korean athlete will finish ahead of a South Korean athlete in any event - not including DNF

 

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26 minutes ago, dcro said:

Luge

Summer Britcher (USA) will win a Winter Olympic Medal.

I see what you did there. 

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Guys, last days to make suggestions.

 

So far we are ok in everything except Freestyle Skiing, for which only OlympicsFan has made suggestions (4 of them). We need more, can someone make some?

 

Also would be welcome if you want to make some more for Speed Skating (also short track).

 

@heywoodu so far you didn't suggest anything, not interested in doing so?

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6 minutes ago, LDOG said:

Guys, last days to make suggestions.

 

So far we are ok in everything except Freestyle Skiing, for which only OlympicsFan has made suggestions (4 of them). We need more, can someone make some?

 

Also would be welcome if you want to make some more for Speed Skating (also short track).

 

@heywoodu so far you didn't suggest anything, not interested in doing so?

Kinda forgot...I'll take a look at the speed skating and make some suggestions.

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Speed skating

Four continents will win a medal.

 

Freestyle skiing

Dominique Ohaco (CHI) will achieve Chile's best ever Winter Olympic result - bettering 11th place in men's alpine combined from 1998.

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Speed skating
The Netherlands will 'sweep' a distance (winning all three medals).

Norway will win an individual medal.

At least 5 athletes will go under 13 minutes in the 10km.

At least 5 athletes will fall in the men's and women's 500m (combined).

Japan will beat USA in the women's medal standings.

Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Finland, Belgium, South Korea, USA, Czech Republic and Poland together will beat the Netherlands in the medal standings.

Any woman will win at least three medals.

At least two athletes will win two or more individual gold medals.

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59 minutes ago, LDOG said:

Guys, last days to make suggestions.

 

So far we are ok in everything except Freestyle Skiing, for which only OlympicsFan has made suggestions (4 of them). We need more, can someone make some?

 

Also would be welcome if you want to make some more for Speed Skating (also short track).

 

@heywoodu so far you didn't suggest anything, not interested in doing so?

 

here they come...;)

 

Short Track
-Will KOR sweep (=winning all 3 medals) at least 2 different Individual events?
-Will KOR win all 8 Gold medals?
-Will Nations from at least 4 different Continents make the medal table?
-Will Europe (all Nations combined) win more medals than North America (USA and Canada together)?
-Will at least 3 (4) different European Countries get at least 2 medals?
-Will an athlete (no matter the Country nor the gender) win medals in all his/her 3 Individual events (500m+1000m+1500m)?
-Will the Men and Women's Relay World Record time be beaten in the Gold Medal Final?
-Will an athlete (no matter if a man or a woman) skating in the B-Final win a medal in his/her respective 500m event?
-Will there be at least 3 different athletes disqualified in all the Individual A-Finals (all 6 together)?


Freestyle Skiing
-Will Devin Logan (USA) win both Women's Halfpipe and Slopestyle events?
-Will Canada win both Men and Women's Moguls Gold medals?
-Will athletes from Nations of 3 different Continents be on the podium of the Men's Aerials?
-Will any Sierra Nevada 2017 World Champion win the Gold Medal in the same event also in Pyeongchang?
-Will the USA sweep the podium in both Men and Women's Halfpipe events?
-Will South Korea win at least a medal in Freestyle sport?
-Will China sweep the Women's Aerials event?
-Will Australia win medals in at least 3 different events?
-Will at least a skier fall down in the Gold Medal Race in both the Men and Women's Ski Cross Finals?

 

 

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