Friday, August 10, 2012

7 Olympic Rings for 7 Continents and 7 Medals?

At a maximum, if seven medals are given to for seventh place - the metals should be reflective of ancient knowledge.

Thus the ancient metals known before year 1 AD are...

First gets GOLD
Second gets SILVER
Third gets BRONZE
Fourth gets COPPER
Fifth gets TIN
Sixth gets IRON
Seventh gets LEAD


Thursday, August 9, 2012

A medal for sixth place?

A sixth place medal? Certainly not in this century but maybe the next?
Why? Well it all goes back to the Olympic Spirit - via the rings and continents. There are five rings on the Olympic Flag which represent the 'five continents.' The five continents represented in the flag are Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and America. Oddly North and South America are counted as one continent.

Thus after Antarctica is successfully colonized and develops their own nations, hopefully though peaceful means as did Australia and New Zealand - there will be a logical need for an extra ring, when they send athletes to the Olympics in the 22nd Century.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Zeus declares that 4th and 5th shall receive medals at the next Olympics

Breaking News - Mount Olympus, Greece.

Zeus has decreed that 4th and 5th place should get medals at the next Winter Olympics at Sochi Russia in 2014.

Sources say Zeus thought fourth place finishers have suffered long enough and added that fifth place should get a medal too. The long abandoned pagan deity said on Thursday morning after reading the papers:

"After all, there are five rings in the Olympic Flag - Look peoples, five rings a make it a five medals! Is good harmony. Do!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Every Olympics Newspapers Report about the cruelty of 4th place finishers at the Olympics

Here are London 2012 'quadrenial' articles.

The Washington Post
At Olympics, fourth place is cruelest fate of all by
, Published: August 4 2012

Global Post
Give these guys a medal: Olympic fourth place finishes

Chicago Tribune
4th place: 'a horrible nightmare'
Itasca's Zelenka latest to join Olympics most undesirable club
August 01, 2012|By Stacy St. Clair, Tribune Olympic Bureau



Yahoo's Q & A Blog about Fourth Place 2012

What is fourth place medal?

What Would it be made of?

Fourth Place Medal - London 2012

David Mitchell says to stop giving medals at 4th?

Most people will intuitively counter...

..."WHEN WILL IT STOP!!!??? 5th? 6th? 7th? 8th!? Everyone gets a medal!?"

I advocate five to reflect the five rings of the Olympic Flag. Anymore than that, would be impossible to sell. Unless they add a ring? And that may happen when people born on Antarctica become their own nation - and send athletes.

And when that time comes - maybe in the year 2156 they'll have to add a ring. Just in case you forgot that's what the rings symbolize. Thus it'd be appropriate to have a sixth place medal.

When that day comes, cause' it ain't an if, it's a good bet the nation or nations from Antarctica will dominate the podiums during the Winter Olympics.

Golly, Antarctica may even host the Winter Olympics in the year 2164?
The sixth ring should be orange and just perhaps, the 6th place medal will be made out of iron.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Another Reason to expand the Olympic Medal System

World Games Logo

The Olympics are held once every four years. Since 1981 the World Games give dedicated athletes an extra opportunity to shine on. The World Games are a good match for the Olympics but lack in glory. Like the Olympics they only give out three medals.

In order to distinguish the Olympics from its younger 'clone' the World Games - a five medal system that reflects the five Olympic Rings is appropriate. This change in a medal reward system will differentiate the two games on a higher level.

Likewise using the Greek Alphabet Letter ranking from Alpha to Omega would give the Olympics a super shine that the World Games could never match.

But the World Games could still give out 'Alpha to Omega' rings like the Olympics but by using the letters of the host nation. Next year the World Games will be in Cali, Columbia in 2013. Thus athletes from 1st to 30th get a World Games Placement Ring since there are 30 'letters' in the Spanish Alphabet. This 30 place system counts 'ch', 'll', '~nye' and 'rr' as letters.

The neat thing about the World Games is that it beat out the Olympics for hosting such a grand event for the first time in South America. Again this is the hallmark of the cosmic balance. Likewise in balance to the 2008 Chinese Beijing Olympics the 2009 Taiwan World Games was also cosmic political counter balance.

So which organization will be first to hold an event in Africa or Middle East?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Another Reason to give a medal to fourth place

CLICK BELOW ANYWHERE - the title of an article about placing in 4th place

4th place: 'a horrible nightmare'

Itasca's Zelenka latest to join Olympics most undesirable club

August 01, 2012|By Stacy St. Clair, Tribune Olympic Bureau

An Olympian Ring for all athletes - London 2012

Being the best of the best in your nation is good. Why not give all the Olympians a simple ring as a momentous for their awesome work? It will allow them to strut their stuff and keep the Olympic Spirit strong.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Chi Ring for 22nd Place - London 2012

Finally the last ring in the blog post - but not the last letter in the Greek Alphabet - Chi. Pronounced like a kye.

A ring for 22nd place may seem odd, but it was created to honor the Greeks who invented the Olympics. By golly if your gonna have borrow some Greek Culture lets give'em some cultural credit while honoring the long hours of hard work and dedication that athletes put into their effort to make it there.

The first person male or female to earn this virtual ring of honor is the appropriately named Athlete from Kazakhstan Ms. Dovgun, Olga in the 10m air rifle shooting event.

The Ro Ring for 17th Place - London 2012

The P-ring - pronounced 'row.' Is an award that can only be worn by Olympians who finished 17th.

The first Olympian to get this sweet seventeenth ring is from Qatar - Bahya Mansour Al Hamad.

Fun learning fact

The Greek Letter 'Ro' looks like the Roman Letter 'P.' I good way of remembering to distinguish this mix up is to "remeber to row, row, row your boat because if you pee in it, it will sink. And imagine the letter 'P' looks more like an rowing oar than the letter 'R.'

The Tau Ring for 19th Place - London 2012

19 is considered a magic number in some societies - but in this case the 19th letter of Greek Alphabet has become a virtual token for Olympian who placed 19th.

At the London 2012 Olympics a woman from from Austria has earned this virtual accolade - Stephanie Obermoser.

The Nu Ring for 13th Place - London 2012

The leader of the second tier of ranks after Alpha is Nu- pronounced just like 'new.'

The first Olympian to earn a virtual 13th place ring is from the Ukraine - Dariya Sharipova.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Omicron Ring for 15th Place - London 2012

It is no argument that athletes who place in the teens shouldn't get a medal. However a ring of sorts is more level headed. And in an effort to to promote and recognize the Greek essence of these games the Greek Alphabet should be used to represent their place.

For Olympic Athletes who place 15th the 15th Greek Letter is Omicron. And the first Olympian to receive this virtual honor is Andrea Arsovic of Serbia.

The Kappa ring for 10th Place - London 2012

This is a virtual accolade for Olympic athletes who placed 10th, since the Greek Letter Kappa is the 10th letter in the alphabet.

These humble tokens are humble momentoes for athletes who gave so much and deserve more than just a memory.

The first Olympian earn this virtual 10th place Kappa Ring is from the Western edge of Asia in Russia - Lioubov Galikina.

The Mu Ring for 12th Place - London 2012

Twelve is a round number for excellence. Thus any athlete who places in the top 12 is among an eleite few. Although far away from a medal athletes who perform at these level should get a token that reflects their rank.

Pronounced like moo, the Mu ring is a good base like the 12 months of a year.

The first person to earn this virtual award is Petra Zublasing from Italy.

The Iota Ring for 9th Place - London 2012

This ring is for Olympic Athletes who placed 9th at the games. Reason being that iota is the ninth letter in the Greek Alphabet. It is fine time that a token of sorts should be given to the athletes for their extra ordinary diligence and effort.

The first Olympian to earn this virtual honor is Stein Nielsen from Denmark. She placed just below official qualification for the finals. Nonetheless she is sharp shooters to put many a man on the run.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Psi Ring for 23rd Place - London 2012

This ring is for athletes who placed 23rd in Olympic Competition. It may seem like a high number - 20 spaces away from a medal but being the 23rd best in world is an extreme number compared to 7 billion.

The Xi Ring for 14th Place - London 2012

14th place Ring - Xi

This ring is dedicated to Olympians who placed 14th. Thus the first athlete to receive this virtual accolade is Daniela Peskova of Croatia.

The Sigma Ring for 18th Place - London 2012

In honor of the Greeks who started the Olympics and the soulful dedication of its athletes - here are token rewards to represent to rank in a competitive event matching to the Greek Letter. In this case athletes who placed 18th deserved the SIGMA ring - since SIGMA is the 18th letter in the Greek Alphabet.

The first Olympian to get this award is Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia! Great shootin!

The Lambda Ring for 11th Place - London 2012

The Lambda Ring

When you are the 11th best person at doing something and dedicated your life to the excellence of doing that particular thing at the Olympics - a token of appreciation is in order.

The the first Olympian to receive this virtual honor of the 11th Greek Letter Alphabet ring for placing 11th goes to Dvorsak Ziva of Solvenia.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Theta Ring for 8th Place - London 2012

Eighth Place Theta Ring
London 2012

Imagine that you are the 8th best person at doing something. Driving, eating hot dogs, typing, playing Mario, or juggling. Being number 8 is good. Likewise if you place 8th at the Olympics - a token is certainly in order.

Theta is the eighth letter in the Greek Alphabet thus it is the central symbol for 8th place finishers. Coincidentally it also looks like a number 8.

The first person to get this virtual award is Daria Vdovna of the Russian Udmurt Republic. Good job, to infinity and beyond!

The Zeta Ring for 6th Place - London 2012

The Sixth Place Zeta Ring

Both the Roman and Greek Alphabets use the letter 'Z' in the same way with the same sound. But in the Roman way it goes last, but the Greeks put it near the front. Just in case you forgot English does not have its own native alphabet - the letters you're lookin' at are Roman. But the letter 'Z' maintained its sound but changed position when the Romans were in charge.

Anyways for Olympic Athletes who positioned in 6th - deserve a token.

In honor of the Greeks, in honor of your hard work, in honor of your nation, and in honor of everyone who supported you - you and your people deserve an award.

The first person to get a virtual sixth place 'Zeta Ring' is an Iranian woman Elahed Ahmadi. Congratulations!

The Eta Ring for 7th Place - London 2012

Seventh Place Ring
London 2012 Olympic Ring

Seven is a lucky number. But in the Olympics it is good yet well below medal-good. However the seventh letter in the Greek Alphabet is etah - which looks like the Roman letter 'H.'

So in honor of Olympic Athletes who placed 7th - this virtual ring belongs to you. The first person to get this accolade is an American from Salt Lake City, Utah - Sarah Scherer. Congrats!

The Fye Ring for 21st Place - London 2012

The Fye Ring for Olympic Athletes
who placed at "BLACKJACK"

If you placed 21st which is also 'Blackjack' then you deserve a reward for all your hard work at the Olympics. Fye is the 21st letter of the modern Greek Alphabet. It is basically the Greek Letter 'F' or rather 'F' is the English version of 'Fye.' Fye is usually spelled like Phi, and sometimes pronounced like Fee. Either way is usually fine, or rather phine?

The first Olympic Athlete to earn a virtual Fye ring is Yoon Kyung Na of South Korea.

Finally what a great way to make everyone learn Greek though osmosis! Math, Astronomy, Biology use these letters a lot. No studying, cramming or whatever - just sit back and watch the Olympics.

The Pi Ring for Sixteenth Place - London 2012

Did you place 16th at the Olympics?
Then I honor you with this virtual ring!

If you finish 16th at the Olympics, don't worry here is a virtual Pi Ring dedicated to all your hard work. You can wear it as a testimony of your hard work and dedication.

In case you forgot Pi is the 16th letter in the Greek Alphabet. According to qualification numbers the first virtual Pi ring goes to Finland's YLI-KIIKKA Marjo, since she placed 16th in the qualification round.

Matching Rings for Olympic Medals London 2012

Olympic Rings London 2012

The ultimate symbol of the Olympics are five interconnected rings. Thus it is appropriate that the top five competitors/team in each event receive a ring with the corresponding Greek Letter.

These rings will allow athletes to carry and present the Olympic Spirit where ever they go in more humble way than an extravagant necklace medal.

The Alpha Ring for First Place - Lodon 2012 Olympics

Golden 1st Place Alpha Ring
London 2012 Olympics

A virtual golden ring for the first place winners of the London 2012 Olympics.

Why a ring? Because they can easily wear this after the games are over, otherwise walking around with a gold medal is cumbersome and a bit ostentatious after the games are over.

The first athlete of the 2012 London Olympics to get this virtual honor is Siling Yi of China.

The Omega Ring for 24th place - London 2012

24th Place Ring
London 2012 Olympics

In honor of Greek Civilization that brought forth the Olympics and to keep the Olympic Spirit going in the off years - here are expanded accolades for those athletes who dedicated their youth to Olympic Excellence.

Olympic place rings from first to twenty-fourth. Each position has the corresponding letter of the Greek Alphabet. Thus 24th place represents the last letter in the Greek Alphabet.

The First Olympian to earn a virtual Olympic Omega Ring was Xiang Wei Jasmine Ser of Singapore. Coincidentally the first winner of an Alpha Ring was Siling Yi of China, during the 10 meter women's shooting.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A call for rings for Olympic athletes - Alpha to Omega

If Olympians win a ring they can honorably and with less fanfare carry the spirit of the Olympics wherever they go. 24 rings for the first 24 winners with a Greek Letter representing their place. First gets a gold ring with the letter alpha carved on it. Second gets a silver ring with a beta carved on it. Third gets a copper ring with a gamma carved on it - all the way to last letter in the Greek Alphabet, which is omega and that is 24th place.

2012 5th place winners - TIN

Virtual Tin Medal for 5th Place
London 2012

This honorary medal of tin goes to 5th place. The first Olympian to receive this virtual medal goes to the USA - Jamie Lynn Gray.

2012 4th place winners - Honorary Copper Medal

The first nation to win this virtual medal is Czech in women's shooting - Katerina Emmons.

Expansion of Olympic Medals for 4th and 5th place

Virtually Expanded Medal set to 4th and 5th

Olympic Athletes work hard and sacrifice a much. It is time to expand the medal count again. In the early days of the modern Olympic Games medals were only given out for first, second, and no gold was passed out. First place received a silver medal while second received a bronze medal!

Then at the first American Olympics in St. Louis Missouri gold was finally passed out to first. This was the first expansion of Olympic medals.

Finally since the Olympic flag has five rings - five medals make a harmonious whole for the five continents.  This idea is in harmony with the official Olympic Creed: