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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Previews Day -1 Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

It’s been a while since we had one of our epic Fake Teams games. From the makers of “Beat the Spread, Game of Thrones Fantasy, Winter Olympics Fantasy and many other random fantasy events, we bring you the inaugural Fantasy Summer Olympics! Tonight starts the 28th Summer Olympics, 125 years after the original Summer Games took place in 1896 at Athens, Greece. I am a sucker for the Olympics, so let’s get some events underway!

Where: Tokyo, Japan.
Who: Approximately 11,324 athletes from 205 countries will be represented.
What: Aquatics (49 total events); Archery (5 total events); Athletics (48 total events); Badminton (5 total events); Baseball (2 total events); Basketball (4 total events); Boxing (13 total events); Canoening (16 total events); Cycling (22 total events); Equestrian (6 total events); Fencing (12 total events); Field Hockey (2 total events); Football (2 total events); Golf (2 total events); Gymnastics (18 total events); Handball (2 total events); Judo (15 total events); Karate (8 total events); Modern pentathlon (2 total events); Rowing (14 total events); Rugby Sevens (2 total events); Sailing (10 total events); Shooting (15 total events); Skateboarding (4 total events); Sport Climbing (2 total events); Surfing (2 total events); Table Tennis (5 total events); Taekwondo (8 total events); Tennis (5 total events); Triathalon (3 total events); Volleyball (4 total events); Weightlifting (14 total events); Wrestling (14 total events)
=339 total events
When: July 23rd (Opening Ceremony) – August 8th

How (AKA: The Game)
These are the rules of the game...

  • Pick 4 Countries staying within a DFS budget of $100. These will be your countries for the entirety of the Olympics
  • Every Gold Medal your country receives will net 3 points for you
  • Every Silver Medal your country receives will net 2 points for you
  • Every Bronze Medal your country receives will net 1 point for you

Picks lock in on Sunday July 25th at 11:59pm (giving you some ‘cheating’ buffer of two days). Updates will be provided throughout the games.

Understanding that not everyone will get their picks in by midnight of July 25th picks CAN be made after the Olympics have begun; however, your total number of points will be discounted on a pro-rated basis on every day INTO the Olympics we currently are (the only buffer you would receive are the first two days where everyone gets a free pass).

At the conclusion of the Olympics the person with the most points wins.

To figure out the DFS costs – we took a count of every medal accumulated in each of the last 4 Olympics and then weighted it on the same system we are using (Gold Medal = 3 points; Silver = 2 and Bronze = 1) the attached spreadsheet shows the total percentage each country won.

Make your 4 selections in the comment section below (from the “Cost” column - stay under the $100 total)!

(RUSSIA WILL COUNT AS ROC FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS GAME-EITHER RUS OR ROC WILL COUNT UNDER ROC’s MEDALS)

Fantasy Summer Olympics DFS Cost

Country Total Weighted Medal Percent Cost
Country Total Weighted Medal Percent Cost
 United States (USA) 909 12.2% $ 49
 China (CHN) 700 9.4% $ 38
 Russia (RUS) 532 7.1% $ 29
 Great Britain (GBR) 443 5.9% $ 24
 Germany (GER) 347 4.7% $ 19
 Australia (AUS) 311 4.2% $ 17
 France (FRA) 285 3.8% $ 15
 Japan (JPN) 268 3.6% $ 14
 South Korea (KOR) 236 3.2% $ 13
 Italy (ITA) 224 3.0% $ 12
 Netherlands (NED) 154 2.1% $ 8
 Cuba (CUB) 149 2.0% $ 8
 Spain (ESP) 149 2.0% $ 8
 Ukraine (UKR) 136 1.8% $ 7
 Hungary (HUN) 132 1.8% $ 7
 Canada (CAN) 119 1.6% $ 6
 Brazil (BRA) 116 1.6% $ 6
 Kenya (KEN) 97 1.3% $ 5
 New Zealand (NZL) 92 1.2% $ 5
 Jamaica (JAM) 86 1.2% $ 5
 Belarus (BLR) 80 1.1% $ 4
 Romania (ROU) 80 1.1% $ 4
 Poland (POL) 79 1.1% $ 4
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 77 1.0% $ 4
 Denmark (DEN) 68 0.9% $ 4
 Czech Republic (CZE) 66 0.9% $ 4
 Iran (IRI) 63 0.8% $ 3
 Sweden (SWE) 61 0.8% $ 3
 Ethiopia (ETH) 59 0.8% $ 3
 Azerbaijan (AZE) 58 0.8% $ 3
 Greece (GRE) 54 0.7% $ 3
 Croatia (CRO) 52 0.7% $ 3
 North Korea (PRK) 50 0.7% $ 3
 Norway (NOR) 49 0.7% $ 3
 South Africa (RSA) 48 0.6% $ 3
 Georgia (GEO) 47 0.6% $ 3
 Turkey (TUR) 47 0.6% $ 3
 Switzerland (SUI) 45 0.6% $ 2
 Thailand (THA) 45 0.6% $ 2
 Slovakia (SVK) 42 0.6% $ 2
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 41 0.6% $ 2
 Argentina (ARG) 38 0.5% $ 2
 Colombia (COL) 37 0.5% $ 2
 Mexico (MEX) 36 0.5% $ 2
 Bulgaria (BUL) 34 0.5% $ 2
 Lithuania (LTU) 29 0.4% $ 2
 Slovenia (SLO) 29 0.4% $ 2
 Indonesia (INA) 28 0.4% $ 2
 Belgium (BEL) 27 0.4% $ 1
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 27 0.4% $ 1
 Serbia (SRB) 27 0.4% $ 1
 Mongolia (MGL) 21 0.3% $ 1
 Austria (AUT) 20 0.3% $ 1
 Egypt (EGY) 20 0.3% $ 1
 Armenia (ARM) 18 0.2% $ 1
 India (IND) 18 0.2% $ 1
 Latvia (LAT) 18 0.2% $ 1
 Finland (FIN) 17 0.2% $ 1
 Ireland (IRL) 17 0.2% $ 1
 Zimbabwe (ZIM) 15 0.2% $ 1
 Bahamas (BAH) 14 0.2% $ 1
 Dominican Republic (DOM) 14 0.2% $ 1
 Malaysia (MAS) 14 0.2% $ 1
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 14 0.2% $ 1
 Estonia (EST) 13 0.2% $ 1
 Morocco (MAR) 13 0.2% $ 1
 Portugal (POR) 13 0.2% $ 1
 Tunisia (TUN) 13 0.2% $ 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 11 0.1% $ 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 11 0.1% $ 1
 Algeria (ALG) 10 0.1% $ 1
 Chile (CHI) 9 0.1% $ 0
 Bahrain (BRN) 8 0.1% $ 0
 Vietnam (VIE) 8 0.1% $ 0
 Cameroon (CMR) 7 0.1% $ 0
 Israel (ISR) 7 0.1% $ 0
 Singapore (SIN) 7 0.1% $ 0
 Tajikistan (TJK) 7 0.1% $ 0
 Puerto Rico (PUR) 6 0.1% $ 0
 Grenada (GRN) 5 0.1% $ 0
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) 4 0.1% $ 0
 Ivory Coast (CIV) 4 0.1% $ 0
 Qatar (QAT) 4 0.1% $ 0
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 4 0.1% $ 0
 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 4 0.1% $ 0
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 4 0.1% $ 0
 Fiji (FIJ) 3 0.0% $ 0
 Hong Kong (HKG) 3 0.0% $ 0
 Jordan (JOR) 3 0.0% $ 0
 Kosovo (KOS) 3 0.0% $ 0
 Panama (PAN) 3 0.0% $ 0
 Uganda (UGA) 3 0.0% $ 0
 Afghanistan (AFG) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Botswana (BOT) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Burundi (BDI) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Cyprus (CYP) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Ecuador (ECU) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Gabon (GAB) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Guatemala (GUA) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Iceland (ISL) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Montenegro (MNE) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Niger (NIG) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Paraguay (PAR) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Philippines (PHI) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Sudan (SUD) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Samoa (SAM) 2 0.0% $ 0
 Eritrea (ERI) 1 0.0% $ 0
 Kuwait (KUW) 1 0.0% $ 0
 Mauritius (MRI) 1 0.0% $ 0
 Moldova (MDA) 1 0.0% $ 0
 Saudi Arabia (KSA) 1 0.0% $ 0
 Syria (SYR) 1 0.0% $ 0
 Togo (TOG) 1 0.0% $ 0

Fantasy Summer Olympics Medal Count

Country Wghtd Gold Wghtd Silver Wghtd Bronze Total
Country Wghtd Gold Wghtd Silver Wghtd Bronze Total
 United States (USA) 492 286 131 909
 China (CHN) 432 176 92 700
 Russia (RUS) 273 152 107 532
 Great Britain (GBR) 252 124 67 443
 Germany (GER) 171 114 62 347
 Australia (AUS) 141 114 56 311
 France (FRA) 117 108 60 285
 Japan (JPN) 132 78 58 268
 South Korea (KOR) 132 70 34 236
 Italy (ITA) 102 82 40 224
 Netherlands (NED) 75 54 25 154
 Cuba (CUB) 66 44 39 149
 Spain (ESP) 57 72 20 149
 Ukraine (UKR) 66 36 34 136
 Hungary (HUN) 81 36 15 132
 Canada (CAN) 36 46 37 119
 Brazil (BRA) 54 34 28 116
 Kenya (KEN) 45 36 16 97
 New Zealand (NZL) 48 30 14 92
 Jamaica (JAM) 51 26 9 86
 Belarus (BLR) 24 36 20 80
 Romania (ROU) 45 22 13 80
 Poland (POL) 36 24 19 79
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 27 26 24 77
 Denmark (DEN) 24 26 18 68
 Czech Republic (CZE) 27 22 17 66
 Iran (IRI) 39 16 8 63
 Sweden (SWE) 21 32 8 61
 Ethiopia (ETH) 30 18 11 59
 Azerbaijan (AZE) 15 20 23 58
 Greece (GRE) 27 18 9 54
 Croatia (CRO) 27 16 9 52
 North Korea (PRK) 24 18 8 50
 Norway (NOR) 30 12 7 49
 South Africa (RSA) 21 22 5 48
 Georgia (GEO) 24 14 9 47
 Turkey (TUR) 18 16 13 47
 Switzerland (SUI) 24 12 9 45
 Thailand (THA) 21 14 10 45
 Slovakia (SVK) 21 16 5 42
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 18 8 15 41
 Argentina (ARG) 24 4 10 38
 Colombia (COL) 12 14 11 37
 Mexico (MEX) 9 18 9 36
 Bulgaria (BUL) 9 10 15 34
 Lithuania (LTU) 9 12 8 29
 Slovenia (SLO) 9 12 8 29
 Indonesia (INA) 9 12 7 28
 Belgium (BEL) 15 6 6 27
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 15 6 6 27
 Serbia (SRB) 9 12 6 27
 Mongolia (MGL) 6 10 5 21
 Austria (AUT) 6 10 4 20
 Egypt (EGY) 3 8 9 20
 Armenia (ARM) 3 10 5 18
 India (IND) 3 8 7 18
 Latvia (LAT) 6 10 2 18
 Finland (FIN) 3 10 4 17
 Ireland (IRL) 3 8 6 17
 Zimbabwe (ZIM) 6 8 1 15
 Bahamas (BAH) 9 2 3 14
 Dominican Republic (DOM) 9 4 1 14
 Malaysia (MAS) 0 12 2 14
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 6 4 4 14
 Estonia (EST) 3 6 4 13
 Morocco (MAR) 6 4 3 13
 Portugal (POR) 3 8 2 13
 Tunisia (TUN) 9 0 4 13
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 6 5 11
 Venezuela (VEN) 3 4 4 11
 Algeria (ALG) 3 6 1 10
 Chile (CHI) 6 2 1 9
 Bahrain (BRN) 6 2 0 8
 Vietnam (VIE) 3 4 1 8
 Cameroon (CMR) 6 0 1 7
 Israel (ISR) 3 0 4 7
 Singapore (SIN) 3 2 2 7
 Tajikistan (TJK) 3 2 2 7
 Puerto Rico (PUR) 3 2 1 6
 Grenada (GRN) 3 2 0 5
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) 3 0 1 4
 Ivory Coast (CIV) 3 0 1 4
 Qatar (QAT) 0 2 2 4
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 0 4 0 4
 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3 0 1 4
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 2 2 4
 Fiji (FIJ) 3 0 0 3
 Hong Kong (HKG) 0 2 1 3
 Jordan (JOR) 3 0 0 3
 Kosovo (KOS) 3 0 0 3
 Panama (PAN) 3 0 0 3
 Uganda (UGA) 3 0 0 3
 Afghanistan (AFG) 0 0 2 2
 Botswana (BOT) 0 2 0 2
 Burundi (BDI) 0 2 0 2
 Cyprus (CYP) 0 2 0 2
 Ecuador (ECU) 0 2 0 2
 Gabon (GAB) 0 2 0 2
 Guatemala (GUA) 0 2 0 2
 Iceland (ISL) 0 2 0 2
 Montenegro (MNE) 0 2 0 2
 Niger (NIG) 0 2 0 2
 Paraguay (PAR) 0 2 0 2
 Philippines (PHI) 0 2 0 2
 Sudan (SUD) 0 2 0 2
 Samoa (SAM) 0 2 0 2
 Eritrea (ERI) 0 0 1 1
 Kuwait (KUW) 0 0 1 1
 Mauritius (MRI) 0 0 1 1
 Moldova (MDA) 0 0 1 1
 Saudi Arabia (KSA) 0 0 1 1
 Syria (SYR) 0 0 1 1
 Togo (TOG) 0 0 1 1