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: