Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

IAAF WC Game

Collapse

Unconfigured Ad Widget

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • IAAF WC Game

    If I understand it correctly they let you pick 20 athletes (10 male/10 female) and a captain. That's more than a 50% chance of getting them right, which seems easy enough for many people. I am afraid this is too easy. I can think of 18 probable winners off the top of my head!

  • #2
    All from different countries? Anyway, the probability all of your 18 actually will win is pretty much zero. If it wasn't T&FN's pick-20-winners-game would have plenty of everything-correct people annually... Or are you joking with me not getting it?

    This looks shaky though:
    Once you have selected your team it may be changed with no penalty until midnight 24 August (Osaka local time).

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by LopenUupunut
      All from different countries?
      Where does it say that?

      Anyway, the probability all of your 18 actually will win is pretty much zero. If it wasn't T&FN's pick-20-winners-game would have plenty of everything-correct people annually... Or are you joking with me not getting it?
      In the medals game in 2007 I got 19 winners, so it's not that difficult to do, unless they do have to be from different countries.

      This looks shaky though:
      Once you have selected your team it may be changed with no penalty until midnight 24 August (Osaka local time).
      That's just to add difficulty. :wink:

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by jeremyp
        In the medals game in 2007 I got 19 winners, so it's not that difficult to do
        That was 19 out of 47 - a bit different to 18 out of 20.
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

        Comment


        • #5
          Yes, only one per country, man or woman. The same applies to relays, you have to have 4 countries, one per relay.

          BTW, does anybody know, which relays qualified for Berlin? I can't find it.
          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
          by Thomas Henry Huxley

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Pego
            Yes, only one per country, man or woman. The same applies to relays, you have to have 4 countries, one per relay.
            Where exactly is all this laid out? I've been looking, can't find it. Never mind I see it now under Help.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Pego
              BTW, does anybody know, which relays qualified for Berlin? I can't find it.
              The qualifying period ends 3 August. After that date, the IAAF will probably publish an official list. But it's simply all teams that met the qualifying standard since 1 Jan 2008 - you can look at the world lists for 2008 and 2009, and work it out yourself.
              Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by jeremyp
                Originally posted by Pego
                Yes, only one per country, man or woman. The same applies to relays, you have to have 4 countries, one per relay.
                Where exactly is all this laid out? I've been looking, can't find it.

                BTW, does anybody know, which relays qualified for Berlin? I can't find it.
                [/quote]

                The rules are under "help".
                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                by Thomas Henry Huxley

                Comment


                • #9
                  The veil has been removed from my eyes. This will be very interesting. Are there 20 different countries?..............just kidding, I think. Thank God the USSR broke up.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Powell
                    Originally posted by Pego
                    BTW, does anybody know, which relays qualified for Berlin? I can't find it.
                    The qualifying period ends 3 August. After that date, the IAAF will probably publish an official list. But it's simply all teams that met the qualifying standard since 1 Jan 2008 - you can look at the world lists for 2008 and 2009, and work it out yourself.
                    Thank you.
                    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                    by Thomas Henry Huxley

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Well I just whipped up a team of 10 athletes per sex per different country. With another 10 countries on hold. Not difficult. So now it's a question of winnowing down the countries. Fun!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        It is not (10 different for men and 10 different for women) it is REQUIRED to be 20 different countries. In 2007 if you looked at a formchart there were not in fact athletes from 20 different countries (considering 10 for men and 10 for women) that were favored to win. The winner (even with 9 changes during the event) did not get 20 for 20. This is not an easy thing to do.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          And only 22 countries got any gold medalists at all.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by donley2
                            It is not (10 different for men and 10 different for women) it is REQUIRED to be 20 different countries
                            I am well aware of this!

                            .
                            In 2007 if you looked at a formchart there were not in fact athletes from 20 different countries (considering 10 for men and 10 for women) that were favored to win. The winner (even with 9 changes during the event) did not get 20 for 20. This is not an easy thing to do.
                            I never said I had winners. I merely said it is easy to come up with 20 different countries with top athletes. My list (currently) has 16 olympic winners and/or No: 1 TFN rankers. I've got 7 more at 2d.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              we can't choose multi eventers for world champs comp or am i being dumb ?

                              does anyone have chris iaaf email ??
                              i deserve extra credit

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X