Wednesday, 6 August 2008

ten isn't perfect anymore



It hasn't been for a couple of years now, but this is the first time the new gymnastics scoring system will be used at the Olympic Games. Expect the masses of once-every-four-years followers to be confused.

Here's the New York Times cheat sheet for an overview of the old and new scoring rules, but for those who need a bit more of an in-depth explanation, this article may help.



Of course more likely than not nobody who reads this blog is remotely interested in gymnastics. In case there are other events you want to keep track of, the same newspaper provides a handy Olympics Tracker. (I would have to check tomorrow at work, but it seems the settings and favourites are not related to your account at the NYT site, but to your computer...)

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