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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.

Living people on EN wiki who are dead on other wikis[edit]

The following individuals who are in the scope of this project are showing to be alive on the English wiki, but deceased on another language wiki:

  1. Epaminondas Samartzidis: it:Morti nel 1996
  2. Freimut Stein: de:Gestorben 1986 / ru:Умершие в 1986 году
  3. Gertrude Liebhart: de:Gestorben 2008 / no:Dødsfall i 2008
  4. Hiroshi Yoshizawa: ja:2013年没
  5. Igor Runov: it:Morti nel 2011 / ru:Умершие в 2011 году
  6. Josef Matouš: no:Dødsfall i 1999 / pl:Zmarli w 1999
  7. Koichi Hirakida: ja:1993年没 / ru:Умершие в 1993 году
  8. Kurt Schmid: de:Gestorben 2000 / no:Dødsfall i 2000 / sl:Umrli leta 2000
  9. Markus Gähler: de:Gestorben 1997
  10. Mikhail Semyonov: ru:Умершие в 2006 году
  11. Mircea Grabovschi: sl:Umrli leta 2002
  12. Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili: de:Gestorben 1994 / fi:Vuonna 1994 kuolleet / ja:1994年没 / pl:Zmarli w 1994 / ru:Умершие в 1994 году
  13. Nebojša Popović (handballer): sv:Avlidna 2001 (living)
  14. Sergey Lizunov: ru:Умершие в 2003 году
  15. Tatyana Veinberga: lv:2008. gadā mirušie / ru:Умершие в 2008 году
  16. Valentina Kamenyok-Vinogradova: ru:Умершие в 2002 году
  17. Viktor Makhorin: ru:Персоналии, чья дата смерти не установлена
  18. Vladimir Sevryugin: ru:Персоналии, чья дата смерти не установлена
  19. Yevgeni Groshev: de:Gestorben 2013 / no:Dødsfall i 2013 / ru:Умершие в 2013 году / sl:Umrli leta 2013

Please help to find reliable sources to confirm if these individuals are alive or dead, or correct any mis-categorization on the relevant foreign-language article(s). Please see WP:LIVINGDEAD for more info and raise any issues on the talkpage. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 08:51, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

I've checked through for all of the names and killed off three. Some more may be lying in this Journal of Olympic History link (up to June 2003). Foreign sources may well be required for the rest. SFB 10:26, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
I did much the same and some googling. Epaminondas Samartzidis was already dead but not noted. Nebojša Popović is also the name of an Olympic basketball player. The basketball player died in 2001, perhaps attributed to the wrong person on the other wiki. Tatyana Veinberga does not show up in sports-reference (at all) as a member of the team. There was a governor of Tula who also bears the name of Vladimir Sevryugin who died, again possibly the wrong name attribution though what little I can get out of Cyrillic the Russian wikipedia does not show a date of death, just a question mark. Trackinfo (talk) 18:15, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Looking back though the Slovenian edit history, it was an error on the Popović article with confusion with the basketball player. I've scratched this one. SFB 19:21, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for everyone's help with this. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:32, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Olympics At Wikimania 2014 (updated version)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post.

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Requested move for Estádio do Maracanã[edit]

See Talk:Estádio do Maracanã#Requested move to Maracanã Stadium June 2014 for a requested move for Estádio do Maracanã to Maracanã Stadium. Heymid (contribs) 17:07, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Medal record uniformity[edit]

Recently I have worked on many olympic athletes' articles and I have noticed that their medal record are not displayed uniformly. If you look at, for example, Michael Phelps' page, his medals are listed beginning with the earliest Olympics/World Championships, whilst at, for example, Ole Einar Bjørndalens page, they are listed beginning with the latest Olympics/WCs.

If there aren't any guidelines already put in place, we should work out some sort of consensus. Should we start with the earliest competition, or the latest? Newtonseple (talk) 03:41, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

@Newtonseple: I think that the older ones should be the first. And I have seen (I can't give a link), that medals are grouped - the first comes gold (from all competitions), then comes silver and then bronze. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 12:25, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Consistency of formatting and layout is only required within articles - not between different articles - so there is no reason to do anything about this "problem". Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 12:45, 30 July 2014 (UTC)


There is a dispute at Talk:Netball over whether it should be in Category:Olympic sports. Please contribute your point of view at that talk page. Graham87 02:18, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Capitalisation in templates[edit]

I just removed some excess capitalisation in Template:Footer USA Swimming 1928 Summer Olympics, and a couple of similar instances, then realised that there are probably a lot of them with the same problem (overcapitalisation, contrary to MOS:CAPS). I don't have the time or enthusiasm to fix them all manually - is there a better way to fix them? Mitch Ames (talk) 01:16, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

If a category that all the templates belong to can be identified, probably Category:USA Olympic swimming team templates, it should be easy to fix using AutoWikiBrowser. The issue mentioned below could be fixed at the same time - Basement12 (T.C) 12:44, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

One team or two?[edit]

In Template:Footer USA Swimming 1928 Summer Olympics - and other similar templates - the title is the singular "1928 USA Olympic swimming team", but then there are two groups "Men's team" and "Women's team". Are all of these people (men and women) a single team or two separate teams? Either the title should be the plural "teams" or the groups should not use the word "team". Either just "men" and "women" or "competition" instead of "team" (eg like Template:Footer Netherlands Swimming 1996 Summer Olympics). Mitch Ames (talk) 01:55, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

In theory the swimming team is not its own team at all but part of the overall US team... But I'd say the best suggestion is to just have the groups named as "men" and "women" which is how they are titled at articles such as United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics#Swimming - Basement12 (T.C) 12:49, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

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)