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Old 03-19-2018, 07:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Tunnelrunner View Post
Well the more I thought about it, the more impractical the whole thing seems. One problem is that the events only happen every 4 years. Also, I don't think it would be as "stat-driven" like other sports (excluding things like 'times' and distances) like baseball or football so it's not known how well a pc simulation would apply to it, if at all.

To answer your question: I'm not sure either. This is one of those conceptual ideas that just may not work in reality. The closest thing to an Olympic games simulator was (from what I could find researching Google) appears to be London 2012 but I've never played it.
It doesn't have to be every four years. Customization !

But also there are so many competitions between the Olympics, you could manage each of those events as well.

I think something that has you as this (fictional?) General Manager of a countries Olympic-type competition sports would be really cool.

You could watch track heats, see the results, select the top runners to run at top competitions and pick your group for the Olympics. All of this while runners are competing in simulated heats in college or whatever else goes on.

Or you could manage individual sports like women's gymnastics. Do all of the same stuff. Read results. Picks teams. Is one girl's ability to vault better than anyone worthy of giving her an Olympic spot over a more versatile girl? Stuff like that.

I like the idea. Could be deep. Could be impossible to develop.

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