Wikipedia:WikiProject Olympics

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The WikiProject Olympics was called into existence on March 1, 2002. Since then, this project has assembled Wikipedians who share interest regarding topics related to the Olympic Games, and who are ready to create and expand content belonging to this area. The Olympics field area is as big as its history but, despite the huge amount of content that already exists on the English Wikipedia, there is always something missing or in need of development that you can work on! Suggestions presented here are things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. Mainly, we just want you to write articles!

If you feel that you can have a positive contribution to the project, become a member by joining the list of members. If you don't know what to write or where to begin, or if you have doubts or ideas on how to improve an article, please address the project's discussion forum.

The project aims primarily to:
  • Create and improve articles whose content has connection with the Olympics.
  • Set up consistent structural and graphical layouts for displaying data on theme-specific articles.

Other goals include:

The WikiProject Olympics was created and existed as a full-out branch of the WikiProject Sports until March 2007, when, amidst a restructuring, the project's high growth rate and importance were considered sufficient for it to take an independent course from its parent WikiProject. It used to stand in a similar situation to other daughter projects, like WikiProject Sports Listing or WikiProject Sports Results.
If you are wondering where to start, take a look at these tasks:
Task Forces

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WikiProject Olympics

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games - Cauldron

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
Fireworks celebrate the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron, concluding the Opening Ceremony.
Quick links
Portal Olympics Portal
Shortcuts WP:OLYMPICS or WP:OLY (main page)
WT:OLYMPICS or WT:OLY (talk page)
Banner template → {{WikiProject Olympics}}
Wikipedia Ads → [[File:Qxz-ad1000.gif]] [[File:Qxz-ad187.gif]]
Member userbox {{User WikiProject Olympics}}
Announcements → {{WikiProject Olympics announcements}}
Main sections

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Recognized content

Featured articles[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Good article nominees[edit]

In the News articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Featured topics[edit]

This is a list of Wikipedians who are committed to this WikiProject. If you're interested in helping, feel free to join by editing the table below and placing your username, in alphabetical order, using the {{user}} template (e.g. {{user|USERNAME}}). If you wish, leave a comment about your special interests on this project.
User Comments
97rob (talk · contribs) British teams and Olympics as they happen
Aeron Valderrama (talk · contribs)
Agmonaco (talk · contribs)
Alexikoua (talk · contribs)
Alistairjh (talk · contribs) Interested in Sport, will do what I can to help.
Allied45 (talk · contribs) Mainly filling in Olympic results, especially in swimming
amanuelbayu (talk · contribs) mainly results relaterd to ethiopia
AmaryllisGardener (talk · contribs) Athletes and venues mostly.
Andromedabluesphere440 (talk · contribs) Adding on Winter Olympics articles.
Andrwsc (talk · contribs) filling in holes where I see them and working to achieve a consistent look and feel with all pages
Andyroo161 (talk · contribs) helping to fill in results for numerous events
Another Believer (talk · contribs)
Ayrton Prost (talk · contribs) I like to improve grammar, fix typos, spelling mistakes, make sure information about a particular event is consistently displayed on the pages of the athletes involved and etc.
Aridd (talk · contribs) Creating articles on Olympic and Paralympic athletes; creating articles on nations at the 2008 Paralympics. (I also worked on the 2008 torch relay article, created a number of articles on nations at 2008 Olympics, and added bits and pieces elsewhere...)
AxG (talk · contribs)
Baseballa449 (talk · contribs) athletes and nations
Basement12 (talk · contribs) whatever I spot that I can add to, particularly relating to Team GB and standardising the by nation articles for both the Olympics and Paralympics
Basketball110 (talk · contribs) Stadiums and bidding
Bearas (talk · contribs)
Bernstein2291 (talk · contribs) Mainly Everything
Bill william compton (talk · contribs) Sports governing bodies, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Third world countries' articles.
Bluap (talk · contribs) I'm mainly interested in keeping the 2008 Summer Olympics page in good shape for the games
BRD-98 (talk · contribs) Results, bidding, venues, background info
camyoung54 (talk · contribs)
Candlewicke (talk · contribs) Have made regular contributions to Michael Phelps (including adding world record images) and the 2008 women's marathon. May get more involved at a later date.
Canuck85 (talk · contribs)
Carom (talk · contribs) 1948 Summer Olympics, possibly working on the portal
Cbradshaw (talk · contribs) I especially enjoy tracking the bid process for future games as well as the Youth Olympics and other similar events.
Chazerizer (talk · contribs)
chicgeek (talk · contribs) Clean-up and maintenance of existing non-controversial articles.
Chrishomingtang (talk · contribs) Mostly contribute to lists, also work on stuffs related to the 2008 Summer Olympics
Chrisso89 (talk · contribs)) I am interested in contributing to the 2008 Summer Olympics and in paticular the Irish Olympic team.
Cmapm (talk · contribs) Mostly contribute to biographies of Olympic medalists.
ComputerGuy890100 (talk · contribs) Working on improving Youth Olympic Games articles.
Coppercanuck (talk · contribs) Winter Olympics. Starting with Curling.
CzechOut (talk · contribs) General copyediting, filling in tables, adding historical context to articles. Probably have preference for Czech and American teams, non-marquee events, and earliest Olympiads
Dajes13 (talk · contribs) Adding pictures to the 2008 summer Olympic venues' own articles.
DanteAgusta (talk · contribs)
Darwinek (talk · contribs) Whatever I spot
Davey2010 (talk · contribs) Interested in 2014 Winter Olympics & Team GB related articles
David Biddulph (talk · contribs) Rowing.
Dazaifukid (talk · contribs) Results and Standings
decafdyke (talk · contribs) Fan of Olympic political history, athletics, and all women's sports. plan to start by copy-editing and eventually add some material for Beijing and Vancouver.
Deletion Quality (talk · contribs)
DitzyNizzy (talk · contribs) Odd bits here and there.
donlammers (talk · contribs) Working on standardizing presentation (order and content of sections), partly with templates. Working some on 1964 Summer Olympics.
dw0505 (talk · contribs) Loves the Olympic games. contribute mostly to "the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics", adding information on individual athletes as they become available
dwperrin (talk ·