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  1. Davis. The trumped up controversy of 2006 team relay was ridiculous and we owe him one. Plus his 5th Olympics and all his medals/credentials.
  2. Thanks !!! I was hoping to find an all in 1 schedule. Having it in a spreadsheet... Priceless
  3. I bet there will be a lone child on the field as teh stadium is quieted to make us remember the the innocence. I think its require now along with the Oaths. AJ
  4. The Kuwatis will be marching under the IOC flag since the NOC is banned not the atheletes themsleves. Kinda Silly if you ask me, let them march under their own flag ( or BAN them for realsies). I didnt realize India was under any sanctions... whats their story? AJ
  5. http://www.si.com/olympics/2016/08/01/rio-2016-olympics-medal-picks-predictions-projected-medal-count SI picks are online
  6. https://www.yahoo.com/news/2016-rio-olympics-medal-projections-170521859.html?ref=gs AP just published its picks AJ
  7. Ok I found some one who went back and looked at the 2012 predictions. Turns out Gracenote DID do a London prediction (different name at the time). Long story short in 2012 SI was 17 more than Gracenote 99 to 82 but was closer to the actual result. Also of the 13 predictions SI was the fifth lowest with Amrican medal predictions. Id say SI is fairly reasonable and little US Bias and was pretty spot on for 2012 http://www.topendsports.com/events/summer/medal-tally/predicted-2012.htm AJ
  8. I may have to go back and check how accurate SI has been in the past. Gracenote VMT has USA at 92 medals while SI has USA at 118. Of course Grace not is using an algorithm based on recent results, which is on its 1st Summer games ..... so who knows how accurate that may be. AJ
  9. Volleyball Indoors: Men Bra, POL, RUS Women US China BRA
  10. I actually have a hard copy of the preview issue ( which has all the predictions) but Im having a hard time finding the online version. I do a fanatsy Olympics game so I rely a lot on these predictions. Best I have found so far is Gracenotes VMT.. Which is done by country and not by Sport http://sportsdemo1.gracenote.com/documentation/vmt Hopefully somone can find SI's soon. though to be honest gracenote is suppose to have an update next week right before the game. Considering Leyva was an alternate before at the time it was published ( he was promoted due to Orozco's injury) SI is a bit out of date. Gracenote is apparently being updated next week.... AJ
  11. First day down -- well day and a half in China and 53 nations down. only 152 to go.... so far everything has been live, but I'm going to have to start watching taped events soon == I got a job to go to on Monday!'' AJ
  12. Thanks man -- now the hard -- devising the schedule that will allow me to watch all 205 countries. its tough as I have a full time job and twin babies at home. Luckily the wife is a bigger olympic fanatic than I and will taping nearly everything NBC and its partners show. Though I'm gonna have to rely on the live feeds for many of the countries. Lucky for me 100 M preliminaries are in primetime here in Texas. Half my task will be done that night. AJ
  13. To answer my own question....the sports illustrated website has a listing of each nation and it competitors. Not sure how complete it is but I narrowed my list down to 1!!!! Dominica anyone have who if anyone they are sending. -- All I found was an article about a 400 m runner who may be going... Link to SI http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/.../country/a.html AJ
  14. Tacks?? is that what they are are using to keep them on?? sounds painfull!!! sorry -- old, old, old joke
  15. no problem. IIRC they usally publish their list the day of the opening ceremonies. ESPN magazine usually has a partilal set of predictions-- anyone seen these yet? Also there was suppose to be a full set of Medal projections from AP via stats.com but I haven't seen them yet. Yes I am a fantasy olympics junkie and need all the projections I can get AJ
  16. USA Today does for each Olympics. Though Im not 100% sure that thier "research" isn't reading the SI olympic Preview issue. The picks are similar and just as inaccurate after all is said and done. Here is the link to their Athens picks. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/at...predictions.htm AJ
  17. http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...12/11/index.htm did anyone post this link yet? you dont need to wait untill next week AJ
  18. ehhh not terrible impressed with them. Usually they pick the defending world champion or top ranked players. They don't take into consideration recent events or circumstances that will have a major impact. The wife and I have a running contest -- sorta of a fantasy olympics-- and while we use the SI picks as a starting point we usually have to delve a little deeper to finalize our picks... AJ
  19. Obssesed? no... well maybe a little I just can't resist the challenge of trying to watch all of them. On the other hand, if it they get more coverage than showingthem in the 100 M I'd be shocked. I'm not looking for an up close and personal on a Djibuti athelete in prime time, just 11 or 12 or 13 seconds of them competing online. AJ
  20. Excellent Chapin! You woulnt happen to have specific events? trying to creat a viewing schedule thanks! AJ
  21. Helped a lot -- I'm down to 26 nations without any events. My guess is most did not qualify anyone and will use the 2 athletic 2 swimmer rule. My guess is most will be in 50 m Swimming... Here is what I haven't found yet. Anyone know where these countries will compete? Antigua and Barbuda Cook Is. Mauritania Barbados Djibouti Saint Vincent British Virgin Islands Dominica Sao Tome and Principe Brunei Darussalam Eritrea Sierra Leone Burundi Kiribati Solomon Islands Cayman Islands Laos Somolia Central African Rep Lesotho Surinam Chad Liberia Tuvalu Comoros Maldives AJ
  22. WoW great stuff. I knew about Angola abn the Seyschells and had watched the peruvian in The Pan Ams but Sadly I know little of these others. Keep em comming Fox And don't worry about which sport I love to watch them all -- even Dressage! Oh Who I am kidding -- I actually LOVE Dressage AJ
  23. AHH see now thats the kind of info I need -- I 'll mark Bhutan down for 1st round of Archery. As for Pre-lims I hear ya. I expect many countries olpics may lat less than a minute AJ
  24. Thanks TB. I was unaware of that last rule. I have been able to find many of the qualifiers in different sports on Wikipedia and even NBC.COM lists each nations best shot at a medal IF they have any shot. Guess I'll keep on combing for the small countries. I know it may sound like a weird quest, but to me one of the great things about the Olympics is that everyone has a shot and I'd like to see some of these countries compete in events and not just parading in the opening ceremony.
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