All The Olympic Charts That's Fit To Print, And More

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: a perfectly-timed release by S&P: S&P AFFIRMS UNITED KINGDOM 'AAA/A-1+' RATINGS; OUTLOOK STABLE.

As a reminder...

In honor of today's commencement of the Olympics here are some entertaining charts that for once have nothing to do with an insolvent Europe or America, China's RAND() function, or much hated, non-magic based math, and instead have everything to do with the Olympics, and sport in general.

Olympics: a blessing or a curse?

Bet on the bookies:

A motley selection:

Who Goldman expects to win the most medals (hint: Goldman has bought CDS on them)

And finally, EURO2012 may be over, but here are some charts for the football fans:

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deejo's picture

So are we to do the opposite here, and do the opposite of GS in regards to placing bets on potential Gold medal winners ? 

lineskis's picture

Chart Porn Friday! YaY!

But what happened to the Friday Humor? '.'

knukles's picture

That was what the markets did today.

Dr Benway's picture

Wow I am already sick of this Olympic shit and it just started. This will be painful.


Also, until MMA is instated as an Olympic sport the event is a farce of a travesty of a joke.

Rat Patrol's picture

Everyone is already sick of the Olympics. The only thing anyone cares about is who are they hawt bods that will get their  fifteen minutes.


Some of the Russian girls are world class hotties.

derek_vineyard's picture

especially basketball and phelps (who doesn't even push himself)

Vic Vinegar's picture

Derek & rat:

What do you think of getting kicked out?  Is Zero Hedge a better or worse place because he is not here and you are?

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

"Wow I am already sick of this Olympic shit and it just started. This will be painful."


What Olympic? (telly MIA 15 years ago)

Missing in DOUBLE action actually..

S&W 686

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

all citizen's will watch the olympics, per order of .gov. failure to watch minimum # hours per week, will result in non cooperation tax. that is all. IRS/HHS.

to serve the state is a man's highest goal. to inform on anti state aggitation is a duty. that is all. HLS

withnmeans's picture

Yeah, a real humorous day!!

On another note, as we all know Super Mario is willing to hand out money that they do not have to give, Greece is wanting to give the ECB a haircut to try a stay afloat. The ECB will have to take a $70 to $100 Billion Euro haircut for the Greeks to remain in the Eurozone.

This means the ECB will be out of Billions of Euro's that they didn't have to begin with. Mario better open up more Monopoly game boxes to try and fund his (DREAM SEQUENCE).

max2205's picture

HEADLINE: USA markets at near all time highs as US and Global economy's remain stuck in the ditch. PS: China market hit 7 year low

It all makes perfect cents.

old naughty's picture

Sell and go away.

Olympic is here.

Rainman's picture

This is kinda funny. Bejing Olympic stadium is now home to the sparrows

buzzsaw99's picture

They should make book on the spread between the reported and actual ages of the chinese "women" gymnasts.

nmewn's picture

lol...quotes used appropriately.

The question for me is, has the American flag bearer been ordered to dip the flag and if so, will she?

francis_sawyer's picture

That would only happen at the 'XXXIII Games" in Tel Aviv...

knukles's picture

What about the sex of the women athletes?
Remember that shit from the Good Olde Cold War Days?
Six XXXXXXX or YYYYYY chromosones and they looked like something out of A Speilberg horror movie.

Yen Cross's picture

  Ya broke me in  " Buzz". The forum is yours!

falak pema's picture

I'm sure a lot of guys in the olympic village will want to slam dunk her all nite long.

I'd love to do sync gymnastics under water with her! 

Never One Roach's picture

she's already surrounded by secret service agents from dc

tony wilson's picture


she's already surrounded by secret service agents from dc


and if they do not get her anal wrecker consent they will just use the same drugs they are using on the holmes batman patsy.

francis_sawyer's picture

Long Bob Costas & his scintillating commentary & gesticulations in a heroic effort to right all the worlds flaws & discrepancies...

SeverinSlade's picture

Only one gold medal for Algeria? Rip off.

Going to laugh though if Algeria is a top gold finisher. Or is the Olympics the one time that GS doesn't rape the muppets?

fuu's picture

That would not be doing God's work.

Bob's picture


The IOC collects billions from television contracts — the BBC just signed on for $1 billion for the British TV rights for the next four Games; NBC bought U.S. Olympic TV rights for 2010 and 2012 for $2.2 billion. For the 2008 Beijing Games, the IOC pulled in a reported $436 million just from sponsors.

The IOC makes mad money off this shit . . . on everybody else's dime.  Who is the IOC . . . and whose pockets does the money they "make" go into?

Just curious.


Bob's picture

Thank you, sir.

The IOC distributes over 90% of its revenues to organisations throughout the Olympic Movement to support the staging of the Olympic Games and to promote the worldwide development of sport. The IOC retains less than 10% of its revenue for the operational and administrative costs of governing the Olympic Movement.

Good ole operational and administrative costs. 

nmewn's picture

I'm no fan of the Olympic Games outside of a curiosity...but I would suspect any domestic governemnt program (defense to entitlement overhead) retains higher than ten percent, if thats what you are fishin for.

But of course, without an actual budget outline to look at (continuing budget resolutions and printing ad fintium), its knida hard to tell for sure for the taxpayer.

So, I think a general tax strike is in order.

Dave Thomas's picture

I always liked Stephan's take on the Olympics.

"Rich dicks on Ice" lol.

rodocostarica's picture

Fuck the olympics. Just another commercial piece of shit waste of time and money.

But I am hoping Uruguay wins the mens soccer gold medal.

francis_sawyer's picture

What you need to hope for is that the photo journalists get some great shots of hot chicks (preferably with pokies) in tight tops, (which may be used as click bait to beef up thought provoking commentary on future threads)... There's never any indignation towards those types of things (it's only select others that are deemed offensive by TPTB)...

valley chick's picture

people actually watch the olympics?

Dr Benway's picture

One of the few times people can pretend to care about archery or curling is when their country wins in the Olympics.

HungrySeagull's picture

I used to, when people pile into a sled and try to hold it together on the icy plunge.


Seriously, the last time I recall seeing anything goes all the way back to Mary Lou Retton. Any of you old basteds old enough to remember HER?


I prefer to read about it in passing these days I thought the RAF's TOT was pretty precise considering.


About that outlook report, what a mount of bullshit. A motte and bailey if you please.

falak pema's picture

Robotrader at the olympics; n S&P goes to 1400! Nasdaq : 3000!

Vic Vinegar's picture

And the irony is that you hate on RobotTrader because you have a reason to - you are so smart.

So I have a link to a Neil McCoy video:


tony wilson's picture

all the energy harvesting  being channelled in air and down those lay lines that run under that demonic site.

straight back to the castle basements where the children howl and plead for respite from the masonic torments of hell.

magpie's picture

If they decided to use B weapons, will we ever know ?

knukles's picture

Aye.  Built rrrright on top o'the olde Hobbs Lane station it was.

FieldingMellish's picture

Damn Martian grasshoppers...

FieldingMellish's picture

S&P reaffirms its place as Most "On Drugs" Rating Agency. Look out for an EJ downgrade with negative watch of the UK next week.

Never One Roach's picture
July house prices fall by average of £4,138 as desperate sellers outnumber buyers two to one



This month has seen desperate sellers drop their house prices by the largest amount for a July in four years.

Read more: I guess the UK don't see all those"alien immigrants" coming in to buy up the boxes....