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New Olympics site: From the people who brought you B-R.com

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by buckweaver, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    My god. This is incredible.

    You want to know who won the silver medal in the men's speed skating 5K at the 1932 Lake Placid Games? (<a href="http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/winter/1932/SSK/mens-5000-metres.html">Eddie Murphy</a>.)

    You want to know who won Brazil's only gold medal in the 1984 Summer Games in L.A.? (<a href="http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/BRA/summer/1984/">Joaquim Cruz</a>.)

    You want to find out every result for the Unified Team in 1992? (<a href="http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/EUN/">Click here</a>.)

    You want to know who was my first Olympic crush? (<a href="http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/po/liliya-podkopaeva-1.html">Click here</a>.) 8)
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest


    (Over the site, not your first Olympic crush.)
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Coming soon: Bucky's vacation in which he finds the childhood home of Liliya Podkopaeva and writes 435,000 words about it for the Society of Olympic Research. :D :D :D
  4. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    It's a little annoying that they spell the host city's name in the local language.

    Leads to this as a page header:
    "United States at the 1972 München Summer Games"
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    International Society of Olympic Historians. Get it right.


    And did you know that Lilya Podkopaeva's birthplace was founded by a man named ... John Hughes? Eat my shorts, dickhead! :D
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    so THAT'S why he hasn't made a movie in more than 15 years!
  7. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I didn't know Eddie Murphy was that old.
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    That's because it's not strictly an American site and/or for an American audience. While Sean Forman's Sports Reference LLC is in charge of the development, I think most of the main contributors are from the aforementioned ISOH. Their style is to use local language where possible.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    If David Wallechinsky wasn't involved, it can't be legit, right?
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