Fantasy Olympics

 | August 7, 2008 12:50 PM

This sounds like a fun idea, a great way to kill two weeks. 🙂

Scoring: Every individual gold medal is worth five points. Every silver medal is worth three points. Every bronze is worth one point. Every team gold medal is worth 10 points, every team silver is worth five points and every team bronze is worth two points.

Bonus points: If your athlete winds up on the Wheaties box, you receive 10 points. If your athlete makes the cover of Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek or ESPN The Magazine before the Olympic torch is extinguished, you get five extra points. If your athlete is a flag bearer in the closing ceremonies, you get two points. If your athlete makes a public protest about Tibet or Darfur, you get one point.

Oh, and be very careful with your picks — every athlete busted for doping will cost you five points.

Obviously, Michael Phelps would be the No. 1 pick in any draft.

How to play fantasy Olympics

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