The Closing Ceremonies of the TA Winter Olympics

By Jonathan Barnes, 2 years ago
This past weekend saw the Closing Ceremonies of the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. There was pomp, there was circumstance, there was a sense of humor (In Soviet Russia, Olympics ring you!), there were athletes, there was the glazing over of human rights issues and political executions, and the proverbial torch was handed over to Pyeongchang, South Korea who presented a musical number that (for reasons COMPLETELY unknown to me) did not feature Psy.

But enough about the Olympics that required a lifetime of physical and mental conditioning, as well as the support the home nation, let's move on to the real competition, the 1st TA Olympic Winter Games!

Without further ado, let's find out who the winners were in our five events as well as the overall winners.

*Cue the Music*

5000m Long Track Speed Skating
Scoring for this event was based on total number of Achievements Won during the duration of the TA Winter Olympics.

GOLD - Deranged Asylum (ENG) - 1,756 Achievements
SILVER - https://www.trueachievements.com/The+Trench.htm (MN) - 1,251 Achievements
BRONZE - Emerald Axer (ALB) - 1,189 Achievements

50km Cross Country Skiing
Scoring for this event was based on total TrueAchievement points won during the duration of the TA Winter Olympics.

GOLD - Emerald Axer (ALB) - 48,244
SILVER - https://www.trueachievements.com/The+Trench.htm (MN) - 44,941
BRONZE - Deranged Asylum (ENG) - 43,043

Ski Jump
Scoring for this event was based the highest single TrueAchievement ratio achievement earned during the duration of the TA Winter Olympics

GOLD - https://www.trueachievements.com/bongohawley.htm (NY) - Collect 'Em All in NBA 2K14 (Xbox One) - 39.06
GOLD - PhxSuns1Fan (AZ) - Collect 'Em All in NBA 2K14 (Xbox One) - 39.06
BRONZE - https://www.trueachievements.com/go+tribe+23186.htm (NV) - Go for the Bronze in Microsoft Minesweeper (Win 8) - 17.71

Alpine Skiing Super-G
Scoring for this event was based on total number of Achievements Won during a 24 hour period, beginning Feb 15th at noon (UTC) through Feb 16th noon (UTC).

GOLD - https://www.trueachievements.com/theman0893.htm (OH) - 354
SILVER - Emerald Axer (ALB) - 332
BRONZE - Deranged Asylum (ENG) - 331
BRONZE - ASAnaparada (BRZ) - 331

500m Short Track Speed Skating
Scoring for this event was based on total TrueAchievement score earned during a 24 hour period, beginning Feb 22nd at noon (UTC) through Feb 23rd noon (UTC).

GOLD - Emerald Axer (ALB) - 25,071
SILVER - GoBlueFiddler13 (MI) - 12,460
BRONZE - https://www.trueachievements.com/theman0893.htm (OH) - 11,139

Overall
Total points gained across all events

GOLD - Emerald Axer (ALB) - 9,680
SILVER - https://www.trueachievements.com/theman0893.htm (OH) - 9,672
BRONZE - DGC BrotherH00d (NETH) - 9,665

Congratulations to all of the individual winners.

Let's move on to the regional/state/nation/province awards!

5000m Long Track Speed Skating

1st - England - 30,665
2nd - Germany - 6,248
3rd - Ontario - 5,133

50km Cross Country Skiing

1st - England - 1,000,187
2nd - Germany - 220,604
3rd - Ontario - 170,776

Ski Jump

1st - Arizona - Collect 'Em All in - NBA 2K14 (Xbox One) - 39.06
2nd - New York - Collect 'Em All in NBA 2K14 (Xbox One) - 39.06
3rd - Ohio - We Love You in Motionsports - 17.75

Alpine Skiing Super-G

1st - England - 2,863
2nd - Pennsylvania - 821
3rd - Germany - 731

500m Short Track Speed Skating

1st - England - 85,170
2nd - Alberta - 27,687
3rd - Netherlands - 24,485

On behalf of the TA Community and Events Team, it is with great international pride that I declare the 1st TA Olympic Winter Games closed. We look forward to seeing you all back here in 2016 for the 1st TA Olympic Summer Games.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.