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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.

Olympic sports navboxes[edit]

I think many of us agree that the navbox Template:Olympic sports could be improved. In fact, the improved version already exists at another name: Template:Sports at the Olympics.

For those who were unaware, the difference in the templates as is is that the former links the top-level sports articles themselves (i.e. Athletics (sport), Ice hockey, etc.) while the latter links to the articles that describe the Olympic competitions of the sport (i.e. Athletics at the Summer Olympics, Ice hockey at the Olympic Games, etc.) As stated above, I think that the former is not very useful, while the latter is extremely useful.

Therefore I am attempting to fix this by redirecting the former template to the latter (no need to have the exact same wikitext on two different template names). But so far my edits are being reverted, citing a TfD discussion. The problem with that is that I am not going against the discussion. The TfD resulted in "keep", and I am keeping and not deleting the template.

Can we come to a consensus that my edit is appropriate, so that certain editors will stop reverting my edits.

-- (talk) 02:51, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Rumours regarding Judging of Ice Dancing[edit]

Yet again there are romours of skulduggery regarding Judings of Olympic Ice Competitions. Has the Committee never consider not having Judges from countries which its skaters are representing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:55, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Events requiring judges aren't really sports anyway — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:06, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Wank article[edit]

The biography for Andreas Wank has been tagged for additional sources. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 09:41, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Pages needing creation[edit]

Please can I point people to this list of the GB athletes, and some US athletes who need Wikipedia pages. If you make a page over 1500 bytes, please nominate it at DYK. Thanks, Matty.007 12:04, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

IOC medalists database reference template[edit]

FYI, the meta-template {{IOC medals}} can and should be used in the references section of Olympic medal/medalist-related lists (e.g. "List of Olympic medalists at sport", "Country at (year season) Olympics", "Year season Olympics medal table, etc.). It places automatically a cite web template with the url address pointing to the IOC medalist database, depending on the search parameter (games, country or sport). Many pages already use this meta-template, which I recently updated to match the new url address and accommodate the different search parameters. Others, still have a hardcoded cite web template that was not automatically updated and still uses the old IOC urls links; these pages could also be updated. Parutakupiu (talk) 12:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

2014 Winter Olympics medal table with per capita and GDP tables[edit]

Additional tables were added and reverted to the 2014 Winter Olympics medal table. There's a discussion ongoing whether or not to include these. Please, take a look. Jmj713 (talk) 16:34, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Also see the related AfD. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 17:52, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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Closing ceremony flagbearers[edit]

There is a list of closing ceremony flagbearers [1] do we create an article? I notice we don't include this in the *country name* flagbearer pages though. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 14:37, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

It seems we only have such and article for 2012 London Olympics. I'd prefer incorporating the list in the closing ceremony article. Could be even collapsable. --Tone 15:01, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Vancouver has it as well. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 15:48, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
User:Raymarcbadz thinks we shouldn't indicate a volunteer carried the flag for the country pages. I think that they should be included as its listed under an official IOC document. Let me know what you think! Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 04:10, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

IP vandalizing Germany at the Olympics[edit]

Please see Talk:Germany at the Olympics#Various German flags for details, but in short, an IP keeps reintroducing (now something like a ten times) the same disruptive (in my view) edits. Even after being reverted with comments and then a topic at Talk, the edits are still being reintroduced. Can the article be restored and/or edit-protected? Jmj713 (talk) 17:22, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

I'd recommend requesting page protection for the short term. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:08, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Olympic sports template up for deletion[edit]

Please see this discussion. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 13:45, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Athlete articles at the 2014 Winter Olympics[edit]

Hello everyone,

User:Sportsfan 1234 and I are working on the 2014 Winter Olympics athletes' articles for those who are not yet existing, and this would take for a larger number of months to accomplish. Please help us create more articles for them, so that we can finish everything on time. Whoever is willing to contribute on the athlete articles, kindly work on them as soon as possible. Thank you so much! Raymarcbadz (talk) 17:34, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

I put Belarus at the Olympics up for a GA Review. Can somebody from this project please reassess it if you have the opportunity. Thank you '''tAD''' (talk) 20:30, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Move of main Olympic/Paralympic articles[edit]

Hi all. The main Olympic and Paralympic articles have been moved from "Summer Olympic" to "Olympic Summer" etc. I've started a conversation to discuss this here. SFB 08:07, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Exhuming the bones of WP:WikiProject Winter sports?[edit]

I wonder whether that project can be merged to WikiProject Olympics? Was going to add project tag to Talk:Ready to Fly (documentary) but the Winter sports tag leads nowhere. In ictu oculi (talk) 17:27, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Thing is, most Winter sports articles don't involve the Olympics - think of the huge amounts of professional WP:WikiProject Ice Hockey articles. Just think of WP Winter Sports as a way of managing the hierarchy below WP Sports, even if it's not really a project in its own right. If anything, it should be merged into WP Sports. As an aside, you were probably looking for WP:WikiProject Skiing and Snowboarding, which I've added to the article in question. Le Deluge (talk) 18:05, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Sports festivals[edit]

Hi all - please note I have requested that all "sports festival" categories be renamed to "International sports competitions". Please contribute to the discussion. SFB 12:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Sailing articles[edit]

User:NED33 has asked for my feedback (on my talk page) regarding his work on the Olympic sailing articles, but I think more project editors should provide input, and I am not very active on Wikipedia any more. I've listed some suggestions on my talk page, but I encourage additional eyes to look at these articles. Thanks — Andrwsc (talk · contribs) 23:44, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Flag usage on sports articles[edit]

A discussion has begun to outline usage of flags on sports articles and to review their usage. Sports articles have long diverged from what is stated in the manual of style. Please comment on the proposals and add suggestions by contributing at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons. Thanks. SFB 13:59, 18 April 2014 (UTC)