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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.

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Rio 2016[edit]

Hello guys,

I'm from Brazil and I'm a member/coordinator of the Wikimedia Brazilian Group of Education and Research. Since the next Olympics will be here in my city, I would like to see if I can help with any info or support. My idea is to replicate the WikiProject Olympics at to improve all informations regarding the summer games in our native language. Our group will have a meeting during the next week to plan better our initiatives here for the next year. Ping me if you need any local support/info. Best regards Rodrigo Padula (talk) 15:12, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

I guess up-to-date photos of venues as they finish or transform would be important. As someone who will be visiting, it would be good to get some expanded information in English of the geographical locations of the events and of the transport network. Hack (talk) 15:28, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
@Rodrigo Padula:, you way wish to ask this question at WP:BRAZIL which is a little more active than this page. Hack (talk) 02:50, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
@Hack: I'm thinking to propose a project Wiki Loves The Olympics, or something like that to collect good pictures during the games, what do you think about it? Rodrigo Padula (talk)


i like to get help any kind ways — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Art competitions at the Olympic GamesArt competitions at the Summer Olympics – The only [sport] at the Olympics Games articles we have are Ice hockey at the Olympic Games and Figure skating at the Olympic Games. This is because these sports were contested at both the Summer and Winter Games. The art competitions were never contested at the Winter Games only at the seven editions of the Summer Games. Therefore, to comply with naming convention, I recommend the move. Note: the associated category Category:Art competitions at the Olympic Games would be moved as well. Thoughts? -- Ianblair23 (talk) 11:41, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Endorse per Ian's logic. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 11:43, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as per nom. Parutakupiu (talk) 15:18, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support totally makes sense. Gap9551 (talk) 16:34, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thanks guys! -- Ianblair23 (talk) 01:58, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

I have a question[edit]

What's Wikipedia's current level of coverage of the Olympics? Very good is the answer, but I was wondering about specifics. Is there an article for every non-demonstration event that ever happened? Like "women's 100 meters breaststroke at Paris 1924"? Does every Country in the XXXX Olympics article exist? Or every winner or medalist? Every venue? Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 20:28, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

  • @Sagittarian Milky Way: Here's your link: Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke. There was no 100-meter breaststroke event in 1924, as the breaststroke was a 200-meter endurance event for most of its early existence on the Olympic swimming program. That said, yes, there are stand-alone articles for most if not all individual Olympic events, and many if not most of them could use some work. Many exist only as a results table with a brief introduction. Per WP:NOLYMPICS, all Olympic athletes are presumed to be notable, and we have pretty close to 100% coverage for all Olympic medalists. I do a lot of work with the bio articles for the Olympic swimmers of Australia, Canada, Great Britain and the United States -- which are in better shape than say the Olympic swimmers of France or Spain -- but most still need work. There are whole categories of non-medalist Olympic athlete articles that exist only as one or two-sentence stubs. Let me know what your interests are, and perhaps I can help you find a block of articles to chew on. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 20:50, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Well I found that Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics had numerous links bearing a different spelling of meters anD space character system than where they were supposed to point to so I fixed that. I couldn't easily find another article like that, though. Someone who can program could write a bot so there wouldn't be red links that are just from meters vs. metres or people not knowing obscure space characters or that they should use "—" instead of "-". I couldn't easily find something else I could do with the IOC website (which only seems to list the top 3 and their times). Maybe when it's closer to the Olympics and I'm more interested I'll borrow something from the library with the top 8 contestants instead of just the medalists and bluen some of those red event links I saw. Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 23:50, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Metres vs. meters: I believe all of the Olympic articles use the British/Commonwealth English (and international) spelling of "metres" for all Olympic event distances, but there should be a redirect for the American spelling "meters" for each event article. The use of different dashes should not impact searches, etither; there should be a redirect using each of the dash/hyphen characters. The best way to search our Olympic event articles is to use the event navboxes in the articles themselves; for example, you can jump from all of the swimming events at the 1936 Games using Template:SwimmingAt1936SummerOlympics, or you can jump from year to year within a given event using, for example, Template:Footer Olympic Champions 100 m Freestyle Men, which also links to the bio article for the event winners. What would you like to work on? Any particular sports or events? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 23:37, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
someone must've made an error with this one. I like track and field but that might be the hardest sport to add new info to, lol. Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 02:17, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Not every medal winner has an article (yet). Take a look at Lists of Olympic medalists and work through the individual sports. For example, the List of Olympic medalists in weightlifting has some redlinks. They may already exist under a different spelling. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:22, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

South Africa decline continental qualification events[edit]

South Africa Sport Confederation and Olympics Committee (SASCOC) declared that the athletes who qualified from continental qualification events would not be considered to participate the 2016 Olympics. This is the refernce. So, I think all articles which South African athletes qualified in continental events should remove and replaced by each sports' reallocation. There are 4 qualifications, women rugby, men and women hockey, and one event of women diving. It also happened in 2012 Olympics which Both hockey teams didn't participate in the Olympics. Please give me an opinion. Thanks.Noncommittalp (talk) 12:37, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Bio articles Requested moves[edit]

:in case alerts haven't picked them up. In ictu oculi (talk) 17:00, 25 November 2015 (UTC)