Monday, August 23, 2004

The all-new Athens 2004 Blog competition!

Robin takes the bronze
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

Yes, it's what the world's been waiting for - the latest Athens 2004 Blog competition. So, here's the deal. The men's 4x400m relay is (as far as I know) the very last event of the athletics at the Olympic Games, on the evening of Sat Aug 28.

The competition is to guess the winning time to the nearest hundredth of a second. Nearest guess wins (as ever) a tacky Olympic souvenir sent from Athens! If two people get the nearest guess, the one who enters first wins.

To give you something to go on, the Olympic record is currently 2 mins 55.74 seconds and the world record is 2 mins 54.20 secs (both USA).

So, what are you waiting for?! Get your guess in (on the comments tab below or by email) - and don't forget to say your name and where you're from. Good luck!


gilescaldwell said...

Hell im from manchester and i think the time for the 4X400 will be 2:55:69. If i win my favourite colour is yellow, so anything yellow any tacky will bring me more joy than you realise.

Good luck and lots of olympic love to anyone out there.

Anonymous said...

Yipee - another contest!

I guess 2:54:87

Robin looks like he's having such a great time - though I'm guessing he wishes there had been a little Bluebird bikini dancer at the volleyball game :-)

KJ from the USA

Anonymous said...

yipeee - another contest!

I enter 2:54:87

Robin looks like he's having a great time - though I'm sure he would have appreciated a little Bluebird Bikini Dancer!

KJ in the USA

Dawn said...

2min 54.18 sec is my guess. I think my fellow Yankees have a shot at that world record!

Anonymous said...


It's Ginger from Seoul...thanks for the shout-out!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess 2min 54.17 (I'm with Dawn -- U.S. will break the record!).

~Rachel from California :)

Anonymous said...

Right then. Having concluded my highly scientific and quite classified (not) calculation based on wind patterns and the El Nino effect, I'm going to guess 2 minutes 54.25 seconds.

Cathy from New Jersey

Anonymous said...

2:56:8 - on the basis that records are not broken everytime! Sarah/Typical Mum, Derby, England

Anonymous said...

Rob calling from a rain soaked Manchester. No wonder Morrissey is miserable. My guess is 2 mins 55 secs point 70...come on in!

Anonymous said...

Like Cathy from New Jersey, I have used a highly scientific method (my birthdate) to calculate the winning time of 2:54:68.

By the way, have you seen any paper fans around there? I think one of those would make a lovely winning prize.

~ Ginger from Tennessee

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