Coverage of the Chesapeake Olympics 2008 Chesapeake Olympic Games August 2008 Team Felucca was leading all of the facet-teams in medal wins after the first week of the Chesapeake Olympics came to a close. Team Trammel is tied with Team Malas for gold medal wins at two (2) a piece. Felucca has the most silver medals, while Malas and Felucca are tied for bronze medals. > Medal Winners #1 - Track & Field GOLD - Farina de Arina (Malas) SILVER - Daria Blackmoore (Trammel) BRONZE - NANOC (Felucca) #2 - Darts GOLD - Odin Blackmoore (Trammel) SILVER - Winmere (Felucca) BRONZE - Winfield (Felucca) #3 - Daemon Fighting GOLD - Slirith Iceblood (Ilshenar) SILVER - Uzell Cabal (Felucca) BRONZE - Farina de Arina (Malas) #4 - Quiz Show GOLD - Winmere (Felucca) SILVER - Slirith Iceblood (Ilshenar) BRONZE - Winfield (Felucca) #5 - Begging GOLD - Farina de Arina (Malas) SILVER - Mario (Felucca) BRONZE - Desire (Malas) #6 - Yacht Race GOLD - Tancred RedStar (Trammel) SILVER - Slirith Iceblood (Ilshenar) BRONZE - Farina de Arina (Malas) > Medals Won by Team Here is a list of medals won by team! Felucca GOLD - 1 SILVER - 3 BRONZE - 3 TOTAL - 7 Trammel GOLD - 2 SILVER - 1 BRONZE - 0 TOTAL - 3 Ilshenar GOLD - 1 SILVER - 2 BRONZE - 0 TOTAL - 3 Malas GOLD - 2 SILVER - 0 BRONZE - 3 TOTAL - 5 Tokuno GOLD - 0 SILVER - 0 BRONZE - 0 TOTAL - 0 > Day 3 Coverage Day three at the Chesapeake Olympics began with a begging contest. Beggars were asked to beg from two hirelings, and the amount of gold they received from each was totalled into a 'point total'. The turnout for the begging event was quite small, likely because of the few beggars in Britannia. Event 5: Begging - WINNERS GOLD: Farina de Arina (Team Malas) SILVER: Mario (Team Felucca) BRONZE: Desire (Team Malas) The Yacht Race was quite interesting! Famed skipper, and host of the Red Wolf Cafe's Weekly Races, Tancred RedStar took home the gold medal in addition to beating the old course record of 8:22 by one second. Yachtsmen were challenged to sail counterclockwise around Verity Island once being instructed to "BEGIN" and place their boats in the water. Slirith Iceblood took home the silver medal, while Farina de Arina edged past NANOC who had run aground, to claim bronze. Honorable mention goes to NANOC for finishing fourth. Event 6: Yacht Race - WINNERS GOLD: Tancred RedStar (Team Trammel) SILVER: Slirith Iceblood (Team Ilshenar) BRONZE: Farina de Arina (Team Malas) > Chesapeake Olympics Continue this Friday The Chesapeake Olympics continue on Friday night beginning at 8pm ET with the Horse Race event. Then at 9pm ET, competitors will face off at the Mare vs Mare contest. More information can be found at the Official Olympics Info Page, or by visiting the UOSS Stratics Center on Chesapeake: How to get to the UOSS Stratics & Olympics Center on Chesapeake: > Chesapeake Olympics FAQ Q. Who can participate? A. Anyone! Even though this event is on Chesapeake, there is nothing stopping you from transferring over from another shard to compete! Q. Are there prizes? A. You bet! There are millions of gold in prizes to be won, plus the recognition as a Britannian Olympian. Q. Will the events be similar in any way to the events from the Chesapeake 2006 Olympics? A. Absolutely! Most of the events are identical to those from 2006, with a few small changes. Returning competitors will even have the chance to reclaim their titles for another two years. Q. When will medals and prizes be awarded? After each event? A. Actually, medals and prizes will be given out at the Closing Ceremony at the end of August. Q. What's this all about teams? I hear that there are 5 teams based on the facets? A. Yes, there are 5 teams based on each of the facets: Felucca (red), Trammel (pale gold), Ilshenar (purple), Malas (gray) and Tokuno (light blue). For each event, competitors have the option of "declaring" themselves on a team. This will help us in the end to determine which "Team" won the most medals in the Olympics. Q. Where can I find more information about events? A. Check out the list of events below! The Olympics are anticipated to start in mid-August, and will last 2 weeks. To declare yourself on a team, simply show up in in your team color (preferably wear a robe) and you will be marked down as being on that team. Exact team colors can be found in dye tubs at the Stratics Center/Olympic Hall in Zento.