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2020 Summer Games Sim- Sign-Up Thread

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Greetings! My name is SecretAgentMan, and every time the Summer Games or Winter Games comes around, I run a sim tied to that. Given that the 2020 Summer Games in Japan start next week....well, that means it's time! This year, I am jointly running it between both SimNation and GMGames. (In the past, I've just been at SimNation)

We will be using Going for Gold, a game that I am developing, as the method for simming this event. The game is still in what I would call an alpha state, though unlike in the past, I do have a functional career mode. There's also a Winter Games mode, which will be relevant in about 6 months, but for right now, we'll be using Summer Games mode.

The way Summer Games mode works is that you pick one of 65 countries, each of which have different strengths/weaknesses based as best we can on real-life historical results. A world will be populated with athletes to represent each of those countries (so, not the real athletes of the 2020 Summer Games). As the head of that country's national athletics committee, you get 200 training points that you can spread amongst your athletes (with a max of 10 per athlete per event) to give them a boost and help push them towards the medal stand. Then, as the 2020 Summer Games occur in real life, we will sim along-side them.

Deadline to join is Friday, July 23rd, the date of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2020 Summer Games. The alpha version of the program will start being sent out by e-mail early next week, and the sim will begin on Saturday, July 24th

How do you join? Please provide the following information:
Your forum handle OR a name you'd like to be called:
Your e-mail address:
1st Choice of Country (see below):
2nd Choice of Country (see below):
IF you have a particular connection to a country (such as being a citizen, having ancestors from that country, etc.), please also state that in your application. I will be assigning by first choice when possible, but accounting for personal connections when there is a conflict between multiple people wanting the same country. (Which may not always be obvious, since there are people from 2 different forums participating)

Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed and decisions to be made about which country you'll be given

The 65 available countries are as follows:

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Croatia
Cuba
Czech_Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Great_Britain
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Israel
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Iran
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Nepal
Netherlands
New_Zealand
Nigeria
North_Korea
Norway
Pakistan
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South_Africa
South_Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
Uruguay
USA
Zimbabwe

How do you tell who will be good? Well, for some context, here are the Top 20 all-time medals lists, in real life, at the Summer Games.

No.    Nation                          Games    Gold  Silver  Bronze   Total
1     United States (USA)            27    1022    795    705    2522
2     Soviet Union (URS)             10      395     319    296    1010
3     Great Britain (GBR)             28      263     295    293      851
4     China (CHN)                        10      224     167    155      546
5     France (FRA)                       28      212     241    263      716
6     Italy (ITA)                             27      206     178    193      577
7     Germany (GER)                   16      191     194    230      615
8     Hungary (HUN)                   26      175     147    169      491
9     East Germany (GDR)            5      153     129    127      409
10     Russia (RUS)                       6      148     125    153      426
11     Australia (AUS)                 26      147     163    187      497
12     Sweden (SWE)                  27      145     170    179      494
13     Japan (JPN)                      22      142     136    161      439
14     Finland (FIN)                     25      101       85    117      303
15     South Korea (KOR)           17       90        87      90      267
16     Romania (ROU)                 21       89       95    122      306
17     Netherlands (NED)           26       85       92    108      285
18     Cuba (CUB)                        20       78       68      80      226
19     Poland (POL)                     21       68       84    132      284
20     Canada (CAN)                   26       64     102    136      302

And here are the Top 10 medals results from the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, and the 2012 Summer Games in England

Rank       Nation                   Gold    Silver    Bronze    Total
1     United States (USA)       46       37          38          121
2     Great Britain (GBR)        27        23         17            67
3     China (CHN)                   26        18         26            70
4     Russia (RUS)                  19        17         20            56
5     Germany (GER)              17        10         15            42
6     Japan (JPN)                   12          8         21            41
7     France (FRA)                  10        18         14            42
8     South Korea (KOR)          9          3           9             21
9     Italy (ITA)                          8        12           8             28
10     Australia (AUS)             8         11        10              29

Rank        Nation                   Gold    Silver    Bronze    Total
1     United States (USA)        46       28          30          104
2     China (CHN)                     38       31         22             91
3     Great Britain (GBR)         29       17         19             65
4     Russia (RUS)                   20        20         28             68
5     South Korea (KOR)         13         9            8              30
6     Germany (GER)               11       20          13             44
7     France (FRA)                   11        11         13             35
8     Australia (AUS)                 8        15         12             35
9     Italy (ITA)                           8          9          11            28
10     Hungary (HUN)               8         4             6            18

I really hope you consider joining me on this journey as we sim alongside one of the world's biggest sporting events!

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Much appreciated, Chris!

To anybody interested....please make sure you make a post here on this thread, so I can get you onto my e-mail list for this event!

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