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Marathon Medal Table for 2008 Paralympics[edit]

The total number of medals for Great Britain does not tally with the gold/silver/bronze medals listed. Unable to establish where the mistake is to edit it myself.

Relay champion template links[edit]

Hi. A discussion is ongoing at {{Footer Olympic Champions 4x100 m Men}} about what links should be included for the winning relay team. Potentially, this may lead to consensus about how links should be used on other relay champion navigation boxes. Please contribute to the discussion here.

Olympics vs. Olympic Games[edit]

Are there times when it is more appropriate to use "Olympics" than "Olympic Games", or vice versa? For example, is it more appropriate to refer to the "history of the Olympic Games" or the "history of the Olympics", or are they equivalent? Thank you, -- Black Falcon (talk) 03:53, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I suppose "Olympic Games" refers to anything about the Olympic Games held, while "the Olympics" could be a broader subject such as the broader Olympic movement? –HTD 15:29, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
My impression is that the phrases "Olympics" and "Olympic Games" are equivalent, with the latter being slightly more formal usage. When "Olympic movement" is meant, that phrase is used, or the International Olympic Committee or the particular national Olympic governing body is specifically referenced. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:43, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

2010 Summer Youth Olympics medal table[edit]

The ongoing GA review for 2010 Summer Youth Olympics is on hold because the medal table is unsourced. No official table was kept by the SYOGOC. Many unofficial tables from individual NOCs award mixed-NOCs medals to the countries that the athletes were from. However, the discussions at Talk:2010 Summer Youth Olympics medal table indicates a consensus for counting mixed-NOCs medals separately. Could members of this WikiProject help find a medal table from a reliable source that counts mixed-NOCs medals separately and, optionally, a reliable source that explains this discrepancy? --Hildanknight (talk) 16:21, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

The most common one like this (link) is the only one I can find. Well, the problem is that it didn't seperate Mixed NOCs (giving it to the respective nations). I believe there is almost no official source with seperated Mixed-NOCs because IOC never gave an medal tally agreement about the Mixed NOCs. Griff88 (talk) 11:16, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Youth Olympic Games in Country at the Olympics articles[edit]

Should they be there? –HTD 12:50, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

No, there should be a separate Country at YOG article, as these are different events. Jmj713 (talk) 13:10, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
No they should be separate. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 06:03, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

RfC: use of flag icons in sports articles[edit]

WP:Olympics members who have an opinion regarding the use of flag icons in sports articles may wish to comment in this ongoing discussion: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons#Formula 1. Thank you. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 10:53, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

There is now a formal RfC on the Manual of Style/Icon talk page regarding the use of flag icons for athletes in international competition: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons#RFC. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 10:53, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Boldface in Template:Infobox Olympics [country][edit]

I just noticed a bizarre inconsistency in the treatment of the "competitors=" and "sports=" parameters in the Olympics templates such as Template:Infobox Olympics Antigua and Barbuda. For the 2000 Summer Olympics and earlier, and for the Winter Olympics, nothing seems to be bolded (at least not in the examples I checked). For the 2004 Summer Olympics, the "competitors=" entry seems to be bolded. For the 2008 Summer Olympics and onwards, both the "competitors=" and "sports=" parameters are bolded. That's consistent for all countries I checked, but it doesn't make much sense. Should we de-bold everything? Should we bold everything? In the latter case, a modification of the infobox seems desirable (at the level of Template:Infobox country Olympics), wich would still mean undoing the manually-applied bolding for 2004 and later. Huon (talk) 17:54, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

This may sound odd, but they all look identical with bolding to me across those years(??). SFB 22:38, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Huon, we'll just de-bold the number of sports to make sense of the counting, particularly when other nations competed only in one sport, and then the number of participants will remain bold. I hope you analyze the difference. Thank you for your consideration. Raymarcbadz 06:31, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Per the style of Template:Infobox, item labels should be bolded but item values should not. That means that all bold markup should be removed from the parameter values (e.g. just |competitors=5 and |sports=2, not |competitors='''5''' and |sports='''2'''. — Andrwsc (talk · contribs) 16:00, 20 October 2014 (UTC)