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During the Athens games, only two sports gave two bronze medals in every events: judo and boxing.

Boxing had a straightforward way of giving the two bronze medals: both semi-final losers received a medal. Judo is a little bit more complicated, whit a double repechage involving every athletes that lost to any of the four semi-finalist and both losing semi-finalist.

Now, heading into Beijing, the number of sports giving two bronze medals have doubled. Indeed, both Taekwondo and Wrestling will now give two bronze medals in every events. Taekwondo will give a bronze medal to each loosing semi-finalist, while Wrestling will have a double repechage system which is the same as Judo's whit the exception that only athletes that lost to the two finalists will take part.

Anyway, the point of this topic is to know your opinions on double bronze medals and which sports, if any, should use it.

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Its a tradition in combat sports, I don't know the full story behind it but its only any extra 51 medals (11 in boxing, 14 in judo, 18 in wrestling and 8 in taekwondo). And I think bronze medals are about 100 dollars at the most.

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Its a tradition in combat sports, I don't know the full story behind it but its only any extra 51 medals (11 in boxing, 14 in judo, 18 in wrestling and 8 in taekwondo). And I think bronze medals are about 100 dollars at the most.

U're counting only the male events. Aren't there nearly as many women's events? No COOG can afford those extra medals. It will bankrupt their budget!!!

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U're counting only the male events. Aren't there nearly as many women's events? No COOG can afford those extra medals. It will bankrupt their budget!!!

He's counting the women's events.

Boxing: 11/0

Judo: 7/7

Taekwondo: 4/4

Wrestling: 14/4

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Table tennis is not a double bronze sport. Never has been.

Not true. In Barcelona, they had two bronze medals in every Badminton, Tennis and Table Tennis events. Actually, it led South Korea to win five bronze medals in four table tennis events... It also created another interesting situation: Indonesia finished first, second and third in the men's single Badminton event but didn't get the clear sweep, since it shared the bronze medal whit Denmark.

This actually reminds me of something (has nothing to do whit this topic, thought). In the 1948 games, there was a three way tie for the gold medal in the men's pommel horse event. All three winers where Finish. Talk about sweeping the podium...

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Not true. In Barcelona, they had two bronze medals in every Badminton, Tennis and Table Tennis events. Actually, it led South Korea to win five bronze medals in four table tennis events... It also created another interesting situation: Indonesia finished first, second and third in the men's single Badminton event but didn't get the clear sweep, since it shared the bronze medal whit Denmark.

This actually reminds me of something (has nothing to do whit this topic, thought). In the 1948 games, there was a three way tie for the gold medal in the men's pommel horse event. All three winers where Finish. Talk about sweeping the podium...

Interesting, I find it strange for sports like table tennis, tennis and badminton. Combat sports are one thing, others just seem weird.

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In the 1948 games, there was a three way tie for the gold medal in the men's pommel horse event. All three winers where Finish. Talk about sweeping the podium...

Actually, in that discipline, there was another 3-way first place tie at the Seoul Games between Dmitri Bilozerchev (SOV/RUS), Zsolt Borkhai (HUN), and an L. Geraskov (BUL).

Another 3-way tie between athletes of the same country was in the Women's 500 speed skating event in Grenoble 1968, when Jeniifer Fish, Dianne Holum and Mary Meyers (all of the USA), tied for silver at 46.3 sec behind Lydumila Titva of SOV/RUS who clocked gold at 46.1.

Still have to find a 3-way bronze awarding though.

I think if there's an unsual combination of this or those athletes from the same country or what, it's been done at the Olympics.

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Actually, in that discipline, there was another 3-way first place tie at the Seoul Games between Dmitri Bilozerchev (SOV/RUS), Zsolt Borkhai (HUN), and an L. Geraskov (BUL).

Another 3-way tie between athletes of the same country was in the Women's 500 speed skating event in Grenoble 1968, when Jeniifer Fish, Dianne Holum and Mary Meyers (all of the USA), tied for silver at 46.3 sec behind Lydumila Titva of SOV/RUS who clocked gold at 46.1.

Still have to find a 3-way bronze awarding though.

I think if there's an unsual combination of this or those athletes from the same country or what, it's been done at the Olympics.

There was a three way tie for bronze in Atlanta. In the men's Horizontal Bars, whit Fan Bin of China, Alexei Nemov of Russia and Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus. I actually counted two more three-way tie for bronze just in men's artistic gymnastic. There was also a four way tie for silver at the 1984 Los Angeles games (men's vault) whit Mitch Gaylord of the USA, Koji Gushiken of Japan, Li Ning of China and Shinji Morisue of Japan.

Its such a shame that the Olympic tie-breaker was introduced in Gymnastic...

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