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August 4, 2012

5 Ways SEGA’s London 2012 is Better than the Real Olympics on ESPN.com

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The Olympics are in full swing with more than a billion people watching worldwide. What could be better? Possibly SEGA’s London 2012 video game. You can read my crazy theories on this on ESPN Playbook.

Every fourth summer, more than a billion people from around the world gather in front of their televisions to witness athletes perform at the highest level of competition. The Summer Olympics are special.

But, as with every quadrennial sporting event, it isn’t without its faults.

Fortunately, the Olympics come with a virtual companion. “London 2012” from Sega allows the masses to experience a slightly different version of the Summer Games — perhaps, dare we say, a better version.

It might sound blasphemous, but here are five ways that “London 2012” is better than the actual Olympics (and ways to make it more like the real deal).

Read How London 2012 is Better than the Real Thing






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  3. If u r a sport follower wat are your HIGHLIGHTS of de summer olympics games dat are currently held in London, England. Mine Chad le close gold medal against Michel Phelps in swimming. Dat was fantastic to watch, and Bolt who is a crowd favorite.


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  8. When I booked the festival I didn’t really think about York (it’s held at the attractive York University campus) being rather a long way away from here in the Chilterns. Having done nearly 2,000 miles of driving around Europe in late August, it was inevitable that my journey north would provide another horrendous example for my 2012 collection of summer traffic jams (after some nightmarish examples on Italian autostrade). I was held up for over an hour on the M62 — the kind of jam where the cars come to a total standstill and after a certain point their occupants emerge gingerly and start to colonise the alien carriageway, exchange a few words of exasperation with their normally faceless neighbours — and then suddenly run back from the hard shoulder or central reservation and jump back in when the traffic unexpectedly starts to move. Maybe there’s a germ of an idea for a novel in that? Maybe not!


  9. The IOC medal tally chart is based on the number of gold medals for country. Where states are equal, the number of silver medals (and then bronze medals) are counted to determine rankings. Since 1996, the only countries that have appeared in the top 10 medal tallies for summer Olympics have been the Russian Federation , United States , China , France , Germany , Australia and Italy . Since 1994, the only countries that have appeared in the top 10 medal tallies for winter Olympics have been Norway , the Russian Federation , United States , Canada , Germany , Austria and Italy . However, in overall, Norway have the highest medal count for the winter olympics for all years.




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