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    Planner Olympics

    In the 1932 Olympics in Berlin, they awarded medals in urban planning. Seriously.

    Gold: Werner March and Walter March (GER) - Reich Sport Field
    Silver: Charles Downing Lay (USA) - Marine Park, Brooklyn
    Bronze: Theo Nußbaum (GER) - Municipal Planning and Sporting Centre in Cologne

    Also, at the 1948 London Olympics.

    Gold: Yrjö Lindegren (FIN) - "The Centre of Athletics in Varkaus, Finland"
    Silver: Werner Schindler and Edy Knupfer (SUI) - "Swiss Federal Sports and Gymnastics Training Centre"
    Bronze - Ilmari Niemeläinen (FIN) - "The Athletic Centre in Kemi, Finland"
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    In the 1932 Olympics in Berlin, they awarded medals in urban planning. Seriously.

    Gold: Werner March and Walter March (GER) - Reich Sport Field
    Silver: Charles Downing Lay (USA) - Marine Park, Brooklyn
    Bronze: Theo Nußbaum (GER) - Municipal Planning and Sporting Centre in Cologne

    Also, at the 1948 London Olympics.

    Gold: Yrjö Lindegren (FIN) - "The Centre of Athletics in Varkaus, Finland"
    Silver: Werner Schindler and Edy Knupfer (SUI) - "Swiss Federal Sports and Gymnastics Training Centre"
    Bronze - Ilmari Niemeläinen (FIN) - "The Athletic Centre in Kemi, Finland"
    1936 not 1932 but who's counting? Interesting that in some of the Sculpture and Painting competitions, no gold medals were awarded but silver and bronze were.
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    Maybe not quite as seriously....but has anyone been training to represent their country and if so in what events? Remember back in the 60's and 70's when the USSR used to always get the gold for the 'Brutalism 440'?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Maybe not quite as seriously....but has anyone been training to represent their country and if so in what events? Remember back in the 60's and 70's when the USSR used to always get the gold for the 'Brutalism 440'?
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    I've been waiting for sarcasm to be an olympic event. Could double up in puns if necessary.
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    Does Denver get a medal for being the only city to actually turn down the Olympics after being selected? It was planning (and tax) related why they rejected them too. Basically Colorado lacked the infrastructure to hold the Olympics in the 70s. Voters subsequently shot down the necessary tax increase that would have funded the improvements so the Olympic games could occur. There were also environmental concerns regarding the rapid development of the ski resort towns.

    I think it's kind of ironic that all the environmental concerns did end up coming to pass even without the Olympics. The ski towns in Colorado are all a sprawling mess since no one was really proactive with planning. On the plus side, Denver has the necessary infrastructure to host the games now

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    Represent my country? Don't you know I hate America?
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    Underwater Basket weaving.

    Or if that doesn't work out, I would like to go to the Olympics in channel surfing.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Represent my country? Don't you know I hate America?
    Then why are you claiming it?
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Represent my country? Don't you know I hate America?
    Resent... not represent.
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