*Changed the format to be a ton simpler* Summer Olympics Pick’Em Pool: Concept: The objective of this pool will be to accumulate the most virtual Olympic medals, by selecting a team which wins the most medals in the Summer Olympics in London at the end of July-early August. This should actually make watching the Olympics a bit more exciting as you will now have teams to root for in some of these more obscure events(outside of the USA or your home country that is!) How to Play: The object is to assemble the optimal combination of the world’s best athletes in order to accumulate the most virtual Olympic medals. Of the 302 official Olympic events, this pool focuses on a subset of those events with an emphasis on the sports that have team competitions. I have chosen these 22 which will cover each of the main categories of that event. For each event type, assign one country. Countries can be used for multiple events but countries cannot be assigned to more than ten events. When a country on your team wins a medal you earn points. Goal medals are worth 3 points, silver is worth 2 points and bronze is worth 1 point. It is possible to win multiple places in a single event. I have listed all of the countries that have qualified for each event at the bottom. If there is any more research that you need, let me know. I'll put up a list of good sources of information. To Enter: 1. Copy and paste the events list into your own post. 2. Fill in each of the events with the country that you choose will do the best in the event. Keep in mind that you can only use a country 10 times, so you have to be smart where you place them. 3. Good Luck! Entries are due by the first day of the Olympics which is July 25th! Events List: Name: 1. Archery: 2. Aquatics: 3. Athletics: 4. Badminton: 5. Basketball: 6. Beach Volleyball: 7. Boxing: 8. Canoeing: 9. Cycling: 10. Equestrian: 11. Fencing: 12. Field Hockey: 13. Gymnastics: 14. Handball: 15. Judo: 16. Modern Pentathlon: 17. Rowing: 18. Shooting: 19. Soccer: 20. Table Tennis: 21. Taekwando: 22. Tennis: 23. Triathlon: 24. Volleyball: 25. Weightlifting: 26. Sailing: 27. Trampoline: 28. Wrestling: You could use: http://www.nbcolympics.com/medals/index.html as a guide for past history in each of the events as a nice bit of extra research.