Sochi Olympic: Russia Wins Most Golds and Most Medals.

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#1 Edited by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

Well, it's that time again to talk about the Olympics, so we can talk about it in this topic.

NOTE 1: I made this topic on the sports board but Master_Live suggested I put it here too.

NOTE 2: Can someone please sticky this topic (And the one on Sports)?

NOTE 3: Can someone please keep track of the medal count? I'm too busy. >_>

#2 Edited by Allicrombie (25134 posts) -

Putin would be proud.

#3 Posted by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -
#4 Edited by Master_Live (14242 posts) -

Russia should go back to this:

The anthem, I mean.

#5 Posted by themajormayor (25712 posts) -

lol it's just the winter Olympics. Who gives a sh*t?

#6 Posted by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

lol it's just the winter Olympics. Who gives a sh*t?

I do. >_>

#7 Edited by whipassmt (13998 posts) -

I liked the big "history of Russia" play. The German athlete's uniforms were pretty funny looking. The Venezuelan athlete was pretty excited.

#8 Posted by Allicrombie (25134 posts) -

Bermuda's delegation looked cold.

#9 Edited by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

Bermuda's delegation looked cold.

Then they shouldn't have been wearing shorts! >_>

#10 Posted by Tylendal (14680 posts) -

Welp, just finished watching the Slopestyle. I was quite surprised by Maxence Parrot getting the score he did.

#11 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (864 posts) -

@Master_Live:

They do have that anthem, don't they? Just with different words

#12 Posted by leon2365 (13050 posts) -

opening ceremony. that is all.

#13 Edited by Master_Live (14242 posts) -

#14 Edited by lonewolf604 (8517 posts) -

Am I the only one who sees big gaping buttholes?

#15 Edited by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count as of 2/9/2014 - 15:41:30 Eastern Time.

#16 Posted by Master_Live (14242 posts) -

Medal Count as of 2/9/2014 - 15:41:30 Eastern Time.

Thank you ferrari.

#17 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count as of 2-10-2014 18:41:00 Eastern Time - Canadians are doing quite well. Pulling quite a few medals from freestyle skiing.

#18 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count 2/11/2014, 19:38:00 Eastern Time. The United States the favorite to win this years winter games has been severely lagging behind. They are not performing nearly as well as anticipated. Norway on the other hand continues to show their dominance at the Winter Games. As one of the best Winter countries of all time they still show they have what it takes to be successful in winter sports.

#19 Posted by thegerg (14914 posts) -

The time difference is kind of getting to me.

#20 Edited by Postal_Guy (2643 posts) -

Holy crap at the male Dutch ice skating team, they are 3/3 for gold medals

#21 Edited by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

I call biased officiating in the US vs Canada hockey game. First, they award Canada its second goal despite having blown the whistle before it went in. Then their third goal happened when a referee got in the way of Team USA causing a breakaway goal for Team Canada. >_>

#22 Edited by deeliman (2402 posts) -
#23 Edited by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@The-Apostle You americans sure are sore losers

Considering we won the game I watched 2-1...

#24 Edited by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count: 2/12/2014 18:45:00 Eastern Time. This is the medal count that is in line with the official Sochi website. They give more points for gold which gives Germany the overall lead even though they have fewer total medals then the other teams in the top 5. The USA continues to drag behind. With the surprising loss of Shaun White and the other American snowboarders as well as dragging in various other events the United States is having a pretty poor showing while Norway and Canada continue to bring home a significant number of medals.

#25 Posted by Allicrombie (25134 posts) -

I've only been watching to see Bob Costas' pinkeye infect the masses, but now that Matt Lauer is in, suppose I'll go back to figure skating.

#26 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count: 2/13/2014 18:54:00 Eastern Time: Little change in the standings. The United States is still in the hunt adding a few more medals to their total. Canada and Germany still doing quite well in this years games. Should be interesting to see who comes out on top.

#27 Edited by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count 2/14/2014 18:46:00 Eastern Time: After sweeping the board in the slopestyle ski event the United States has put themselves into serious 1st place position in the medal count. Some people count overall medals rather than weighted golds/silvers/bronze. In this circumstance the U.S. is tied for the lead with Norway. In this particular count they hold a strong 4th place position with Germany still atop the leaderboard.

#28 Posted by Master_Live (14242 posts) -

Today was the biggest victory of the US on Russian soil since this fight and speech ended the Cold War:

#29 Posted by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

That was a great hockey game. Missed the shootout. Didn't record enough of it. :(

#30 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Sorry I slacked a day. Here's the most recent medal counts. U.S. can't seem to win any more golds (or silvers for that matter). While they have 2nd place tie for medals overall they can't seem to nab the important golds. Although the way the United States hockey teams have been playing their gold count should improve once hockey reaches the finals.

#31 Posted by deeliman (2402 posts) -

I'm actually very surprised at how well my country's doing this year, second place is very nice.

#32 Posted by Allicrombie (25134 posts) -

really enjoyed Jason Brown's Riverdance routine in the men's long program. Shame he didn't get the bronze.

#33 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count 2/17/2014 18:30:00 Eastern Time: It's a very tight race in the medal standings. It's anyone's guess as to who will take the top honors this year as the winning team.

#34 Edited by LostProphetFLCL (17170 posts) -

So this years gold-medal-winning figure skating pair is from my freaking area! Too awesome!

#35 Posted by deeliman (2402 posts) -

Damn, The Netherlands won all three medals in the men's 10000m. Too bad they didn't air it here, they don't allow anal rape on tv.

#36 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1748 posts) -

Someone needs to invent a bunch of interesting winter sports before the next Winter Games.

#37 Edited by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Rankings, 2/18/2014 17:55:00 Eastern Time: The United States is tied in overall medals with the Netherlands but Germany still holds top spot in overall weighted rankings. However it's still very close and any of the top 5 could still leave with top honors.

#38 Posted by Allicrombie (25134 posts) -
#39 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count 2/19/14

#40 Posted by thegerg (14914 posts) -

I must be missing something about figure skating judging. How can a girl bust her ass on the ice and still end up in the top 3?

#41 Posted by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

@thegerg said:

I must be missing something about figure skating judging. How can a girl bust her ass on the ice and still end up in the top 3?

I was demanding to know that during the team competition when Japan advanced after a fall. She had the third best score that night. >_>

#42 Posted by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

Russia lost in hockey. WTF?! I was looking forward to a showdown between Team USA and Team Russia. Vladimir Putin must've broken several chairs. >_>

At least I have Canada vs. USA in women's hockey. Hopefully we get revenge after getting screwed last week.

#44 Posted by with_teeth26 (6074 posts) -

Russia lost in hockey. WTF?! I was looking forward to a showdown between Team USA and Team Russia. Vladimir Putin must've broken several chairs. >_>

At least I have Canada vs. USA in women's hockey. Hopefully we get revenge after getting screwed last week.

nop

#45 Edited by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

Russia lost in hockey. WTF?! I was looking forward to a showdown between Team USA and Team Russia. Vladimir Putin must've broken several chairs. >_>

At least I have Canada vs. USA in women's hockey. Hopefully we get revenge after getting screwed last week.

nop

Yeah, the puck not going into the empty net just sucked...

#46 Posted by with_teeth26 (6074 posts) -

@with_teeth26 said:

@The-Apostle said:

Russia lost in hockey. WTF?! I was looking forward to a showdown between Team USA and Team Russia. Vladimir Putin must've broken several chairs. >_>

At least I have Canada vs. USA in women's hockey. Hopefully we get revenge after getting screwed last week.

nop

Yeah, the puck not going into the empty net just sucked...

I'm Canadian, I stopped watching with 4 mins left when it was 2-0, checked the final score 10 mins later and was shocked to see it got tied up. Saw that post-hitting shot in a replay, thats some rough luck for team USA.

#47 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

Medal Count: 2/20/2014.. With only a few days left Norway continues to show why they are the current kings of the Winter games. While the United States has begun to search. They lead in total medals and are now up to 2nd in Gold medal rankings. With only a few days left it'll be interesting to see if anyone can topple the dominate Norway team.

#48 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17170 posts) -

So this "weighted" system seriously only gives a shit about gold?

This system be stupid as fuck. Germany should not be at #3....

#49 Posted by ferrari2001 (16831 posts) -

So this "weighted" system seriously only gives a shit about gold?

This system be stupid as fuck. Germany should not be at #3....

The IOC counts medals via gold medals. At the end of the games the team with the most gold medals will be recognized as the winner by the International Olympic Committee. There is really no realistically perfect way to keep track of medals and each country does it their own way really. In the U.S. we simply look at total count. Some countries use a weighted system and other look at only golds like the IOC. No way is really any better than the others I'm just giving the official IOC counts.

#50 Edited by The-Apostle (12176 posts) -
@ferrari2001 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

So this "weighted" system seriously only gives a shit about gold?

This system be stupid as fuck. Germany should not be at #3....

The IOC counts medals via gold medals. At the end of the games the team with the most gold medals will be recognized as the winner by the International Olympic Committee. There is really no realistically perfect way to keep track of medals and each country does it their own way really. In the U.S. we simply look at total count. Some countries use a weighted system and other look at only golds like the IOC. No way is really any better than the others I'm just giving the official IOC counts.

How is looking at total medal count not better than looking at gold only? I mean, the way IOC does it makes Germany look elite when it's not.