08-07-2024 , 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Willd
To convert from fractional to decimal odds just add 1. 1/25 = 0.04, so 1.04 in decimal. Evens in fractional is 2 in decimal, 4/1 in fractional is 5 in decimal etc.
It's converting to American style that always throws me, although I think that is actually just multiply the fractional odds by 100 (flip the fraction around first and make the result negative if odds on).
We all get it, but this is not good sales job for converting us. USA#1.
08-07-2024 , 09:37 PM
Fractional is a holdover from English system of measurement. If a horse is 1/7, it is a lot easier to bark "1 to 7" than "1 point 1 4 2 8 6".

Stock exchanges used fractional for a long time until about 20 years ago.

Fractions is how computers process real (actually floating point) numbers internally. That is finite series of 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, etc.

American is simply bookie shorthand. For odds between 1:9 and 9:1 it works fine. But for long odds it is awkward. 1000:1 is +100000, too many zeroes.

Since decimal expressions have become ubiquitous and fractional does not format easily in markup and columnar data, fractional has become an artifact.
08-07-2024 , 11:55 PM
Another couple of golds for us - Australia no. 1 for the Olympics based on population?
08-08-2024 , 12:08 AM
St Lucia pop 178k (2018) they have 1 gold and 1 silver so far.

That is 1 gold per 89k. For AUS to equal that they would need to win 291 golds.
08-08-2024 , 12:16 AM
Dominica pop 72k has 1 gold, zero silver/bronze. They have best gold/pop, 2nd for [all medals]/pop.
08-08-2024 , 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by bundy5
Another couple of golds for us - Australia no. 1 for the Olympics based on population?
definitely for countries in the top 10. Wouldn't even be that close

Netherlands would be closest I'd guess - their population would be 20m or so

Ireland have 4 golds and they are a very small country
08-08-2024 , 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by PokerHero77
St Lucia pop 178k (2018) they have 1 gold and 1 silver so far.

That is 1 gold per 89k. For AUS to equal that they would need to win 291 golds.
Breadth of the sports we participate in - us hands down
08-08-2024 , 01:52 AM
Sure, but you'll need 341 more golds by Sunday to get the population ratio.
08-08-2024 , 01:58 AM
i'd guess Cuba has done pretty well historically. population 11 million. democratizing access to sports does a lot
08-08-2024 , 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by filthyvermin
i'd guess Cuba has done pretty well historically. population 11 million. democratizing access to sports does a lot

Also their boxers are paid giant amounts to stay amateur….tbh are basically forbidden from going pro

Most famous example was Teofilio Stevenson and Felix Savon - both 3 times Olympic heavyweight gold winners who would have made squillions if they’d turned pro
08-08-2024 , 02:10 AM
NZ 3 golds 10 total, pop 5M.
08-08-2024 , 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by filthyvermin
i'd guess Cuba has done pretty well historically. population 11 million. democratizing access to sports does a lot
Cuba arguably has over achieved with GOAT olympic athletes for their event, Sotomayor, Lopez, Stevenson, Torres.
08-08-2024 , 05:12 AM
All the lower seeds won in men's water polo. Us men in a decent spot.
08-08-2024 , 06:13 AM
Bracket mayhem!
08-08-2024 , 06:20 AM
Viva La France, facing off with the world champ GERMANS in mens bball today 1130am ET
08-08-2024 , 06:51 AM
it's between the pole vaulters and the heptathletes for 'best overall' position group among the female track & field competitors.

i do sometimes want to include the sprinters but while the good ones are great, the less good ones are a little too scary for the Aussie
08-08-2024 , 12:22 PM
Wemby !!!!!
08-08-2024 , 01:49 PM
Pretty excited for McLaughlin-Levrone VS Bol
08-08-2024 , 02:01 PM
Flavor flave and the US women's water polo you love to see it.

08-08-2024 , 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Paasei
Pretty excited for McLaughlin-Levrone VS Bol
12:25 pacific standard time, about an hour from now!!!!!
08-08-2024 , 02:33 PM
LOLyles

Used all his energy bouncing out of the tunnel
08-08-2024 , 02:37 PM
It looked like he relaxed the last 5 meters and still made 19.45? How do you not give it all, he was quite close to the WR and could have definitely beaten the legendary 19.32 from 1996
08-08-2024 , 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Cinarocket
It looked like he relaxed the last 5 meters and still made 19.45? How do you not give it all, he was quite close to the WR and could have definitely beaten the legendary 19.32 from 1996
He looked very good. I'm not sure why the announcers are that surprised, he looked good in his other 200m runs as well as the 100m (except for the final and he still ran a 9.86).
08-08-2024 , 02:50 PM
umm random pakistani throws huge javelin olympic record??

india vs pakistan!
08-08-2024 , 03:01 PM
Has anyone ever medalled in both the triple and long jump at a single Olympics? Could be on here.

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