Rio 2016 Track & Field Summary – Women

Jesus Michael, you’re still writing Olympic summaries? Rio 2016 ended like 5 months ago! Yeah, it feels like it. But what can I do, these rankings take a lot of time to make and write. Although it’s still a huge enjoyment to do them. So yeah, I want to finish the whole lot. Dunno if I will do the Gymnastics stuff, though. We’ll see how things go.  Continue reading

Rio 2016 Track & Field Summary – Men

The track & field rankings of Rio 2016 provided more of a challenge than the swimming ones. The number of medals is irrelevant, because how can you compare a sprinter who can win 3 medals to a pole vaulter who is restricted to winning a single medal? I decided to try and compare the relative greatness of the athletes’ performances. Yeah, I know, it’s ambiguous as fuck, but still – subjective rankings are fun to do. Much more than objective ones.

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Rio 2016 Swimming Summary – Women

After we covered the male swimmers’ Rio exploits (well, not all of them. Lochte’s deserve a blog of their own) it is time to turn our attention to the female swimmers. Same format, I’ll cover the swimmers who, in my opinion were in the top 10. Continue reading

Rio 2016 Swimming Summary – Men

Sadly, the Olympic Games are now over. But the Olympic summaries are only beginning! Wait, how is that a good thing?
Er, anyway, I will write summaries about the swimming and the track & field events, and perhaps – who knows, even about the gymnastics. Those are the three sports I followed most closely in Rio. Continue reading

Oksana Chusovitina – You Da Real MVP!

Back in Athens 2004, when I was enjoying the unlimited freedom one has after he graduates from high-school but before he gets drafted to the Israeli army, I used to write daily Olympic summaries in a forum hosted by Israel’s most popular forums website (Tapuz for ze Israelis out there).

Even then I wrote about Oksana Chusovitina that she is really old for a gymnast – she was 29 back then. Continue reading

Track & Field World Records Ranking – Men

Well, after ranking the women’s WR’s it’s only logical we do the same for the men’s WR’s. The ranking is done the same way, from the record most susceptible to being broken to the most resilient record, the unlikeliest to be broken. Continue reading