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dencod16 08-06-2012 03:28 PM

Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
The bronze medals matches started in 1996 but before that they award two bronze medals.

Lazyking 08-06-2012 03:29 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
4th place shouldn't get a medal so yes.

Snowwy 08-06-2012 03:30 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
No, I already wrote a long response in another thread about why not, but no one has the goal of finishing their so there should be no match. Both losers should get a bronze.

Freak3yman84 08-06-2012 03:32 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
If they gave 2 bronze medals, would Tennis be the only sport that does that?

ogbg 08-06-2012 03:33 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12301035)
If they gave 2 bronze medals, would Tennis be the only sport that does that?

No - boxing is at least one other sport that does it

Litotes 08-06-2012 03:33 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
All semi finalists are certain of at least bronze in judo, boxing and other Olympic sports, so I quite frankly don't see the point. I would do in the OG as the sports usually does elsewhere. There is always a bronze match in football, fine, let there be one in the Olympics. There is never one in tennis, fine. Do the same.

ogbg 08-06-2012 03:35 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
I like the BMM. I actually quite like the idea of double-elimination tournaments in general.

MM_1257 08-06-2012 03:35 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
No, imo 2 bronze medals should not be given in any sport. Let them have a fight for it.

Freak3yman84 08-06-2012 03:36 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ogbg (Post 12301039)
No - boxing is at least one other sport that does it

Alright. Then I guess it'd be OK to have both semi-finalists get the bronze, but personally I like seeing the bronze medal match being played. I don't see why not to have it :shrug:

ogbg 08-06-2012 03:36 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12301048)
Alright. Then I guess it'd be OK to have both semi-finalists get the bronze, but personally I like seeing the bronze medal match being played. I don't see why not to have it :shrug:

I like it too

Snowwy 08-06-2012 03:37 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12301035)
If they gave 2 bronze medals, would Tennis be the only sport that does that?

Judo and boxing at least, I think taekwado?

Johnny Groove 08-06-2012 04:02 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
2 bronze medals? What is this? Why not just cut it in half and give half to each? :rolleyes:

If I lost in the SF, I would want to battle for the bronze as opposed to just getting 2 bronze medals, which lowers the value of the bronze even more, imo.

Time Violation 08-06-2012 04:11 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
If both semifinalists should get bronze, then why not give both finalists gold? :)

Pratik 08-06-2012 04:11 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
IMO there should be a BMM.

More importantly, it should be the same for all sports at the Olympics. There has to be consistency.

Also, who decides this? I would assume that if it was an IOC decision, it would be same, irrespective of sport. So, if the ITF pleases, they can remove the BMM from the 2016 Games and award two bronze medals?

Johnny Groove 08-06-2012 04:16 PM

Re: Do you think bronze medal matches should be played
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pratik (Post 12301161)
IMO there should be a BMM.

More importantly, it should be the same for all sports at the Olympics. There has to be consistency.

Also, who decides this? I would assume that if it was an IOC decision, it would be same, irrespective of sport. So, if the ITF pleases, they can remove the BMM from the 2016 Games and award two bronze medals?

Well if they do that, would they also need a 4th spot on the podium? Or would Nole and Delpo both try to stand on the 3rd spot? :scratch:


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