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Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

Can someone please explain to me how the bronze medal is determined?

Do the losers of the semifinals play for the bronze or is it a round robin?

i dont get it.

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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

the losers of semis play for the bronze...too complicated?
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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

yes losers of SF play for it.
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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

Losers of Semi-finals, I think

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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

playoff for 3rd place
however some sports get two bronze medals

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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

Thanks for your nice answers everybody except forza pennata. rude!
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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

I wish they would just award 2 bronze medals like they did in '88 and '92.

I bet it's so sad to lose in SF and then in bronze medal match.


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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

I was just about to post the same question.
It seems a little unfair to force an additional match to determine the bronze medal.
The should simply give 2 medals to the losing semifinalists.
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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

Having the Bronze Medal Play-off makes it a bigger achievement. Why should two "losers" get the bronze?! The play-off determines who finishes in 3rd and 4th place. It's better than having two Bronze medalists IMO.
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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

It's unnatural for tennis that two losing players face each other to determine who's the lesser loser.
Besides, there are other sports where both losing semifinalists get bronze medal
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I wish they would just award 2 bronze medals like they did in '88 and '92.

I bet it's so sad to lose in SF and then in bronze medal match.
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It's unnatural for tennis that two losing players face each other to determine who's the lesser loser.
Besides, there are other sports where both losing semifinalists get bronze medal
why is it? i assume you've watched the YEC in which several matches have been played between the bottom 2 players of the group, who have both already lost 2 matches.

bronze means you come 3rd, why shouldn't they play off for it.

its simple when you think about it, the 4 semi finalist will each play 2 matches, 2 of 2 wins = gold, 1 of 2 wins = silver or bronze dependant on which match won. 0 of 2 wins = 4th place no medal.

bronze should always be a playoff in my eyes it makes sense.

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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

YEC is a round robin event. Olympics is a knock-out event. That's the difference.

Btw, in Russian knock-out system is called the olympic system
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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

what sports are there where both semifinals loosers get bronze medals?
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Re: Olympic Help! How is Bronze determined?

round robin wtf?
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