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    Can anyone point me to a website (or find some other easy way to get the data) for the auto times from the Mexico Olympics, including the preliminary rounds ? I spent an hour with Google trying to get the data but with no success (although the data for the finals was easy enough to find).

    This website...

    http://www.sports-reference.com/olympic ... etres.html

    ...has alot of data, but the times are the official ones which were, I believe, measured automatically in hundreths, had 0.05 subtracted and rounded to the nearest tenth, as was the rule at the time.

    Thanks for the help

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    http://www.la84foundation.org/5va/reports_frmst.htm

    Check out the 1968 Olympics. The pdf's are very large, so I haven't had the opportunity to point to exactly which one of the eight links covers the prelims.

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    • #3
      ianb, e-mail at [email protected] and I'll send you the auto-times from 68

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      • #4
        Thanks - but no cigar

        Thanks for the link to the LA foundation. The 8 pdf's make fascinating reading.

        The part that deals with the T&F results is from page 518 of vol 3. I found the results section in here (in a much smaller file as it has none of the pics)...

        http://www.conade.gob.mx/biblioteca/M68 ... tulo_3.pdf

        Unfortunately the official results only show the results rounded to tenths - I was hoping to find the original data to hundreths.

        Thanks again though.

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        • #5
          Thanks

          Thanks bambam - perfect

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          • #6
            Re: Auto times from Mexico Olympic prelims?

            Originally posted by ianb
            Can anyone point me to a website (or find some other easy way to get the data) for the auto times from the Mexico Olympics, including the preliminary rounds ? I spent an hour with Google trying to get the data but with no success (although the data for the finals was easy enough to find).

            This website...

            http://www.sports-reference.com/olympic ... etres.html

            ...has alot of data, but the times are the official ones which were, I believe, measured automatically in hundreths, had 0.05 subtracted and rounded to the nearest tenth, as was the rule at the time.

            Thanks for the help
            Two things happened to auto timing after 1968. As you mention, the 0.05 reaction time was eliminated, which bumped all times up by 0.05 seconds. At the same time, the neck was eliminated as being part of the torso. In some cases, particularly races with pronounced leans, this added another 0.01 to several times. Hence, "auto" times from 1968 might appear to be either 0.05 or 0.06 shorter than the times now reported.

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            • #7
              Another good site; sorry only 10ths.

              http://www.sports-reference.com/olympic ... etres.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by collector
                Another good site; sorry only 10ths.

                http://www.sports-reference.com/olympic ... etres.html
                We have all the auto-times on www.olympedia.org or at least in our original files. I haven't checked the status of this. The sports-reference/olympics is based on our olympedia site, but they don't update it very often, unfortunately. Its a bit out of our hands, and their concentration is on baseball, football, basketball-reference.

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                • #9
                  I have no idea where one would find the book, but all the times are in The Modern Olympic Century 1896-1996 by Ekkehard zur Megede.

                  Published in Berlin in 1999 by the DGLD (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Leichtathletik Dokumentation e.V.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gh
                    I have no idea where one would find the book, but all the times are in The Modern Olympic Century 1896-1996 by Ekkehard zur Megede.

                    Published in Berlin in 1999 by the DGLD (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Leichtathletik Dokumentation e.V.)
                    One of our two sources for the auto-times, the main one being the published auto-times from Bob Sparks in the ATFS Bulletins from years past.

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