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Games of the VIII Simlympiad
Ylmeria 2008 logo.png
Host City Ylmeria
Country Shalman Commonwealth
Participating Nations 81 of 8 Unions
Events 90 in 32 sports
Opening Ceremony December 16, 2008
Closing Ceremony December 30, 2008
Main Stadium Ylmeria Simlympic Stadium
Motto "United for a Greater Goal"

The December 2008 Simlympics (Greek: Σιμλυμπιακοί Αγώνες Δεκεμβρίου 2008), also known as Ylmeria 2008 (Greek: Υλμέρια 2008), and officially known as the Games of the VIII Simlympiad (Greek: Αγώνες της Η' Σιμλυμπιάδος), were the first games to be held by a nation of the Confederacy of Free Regions. The actual games lasted from December 16 to December 30th, ending with huge celebrations for the ending of a successful simlympiad as well as the one-year anniversary of the COFR which coincided with the closing ceremony.

The December Games saw one more union enter the Simlympics, the AFDES, and 19 nations were added to the competing nations list, making it an overall 81 nations from 8 Unions.

Organisation[]

Bid[]

Ylmeria was chosen as the host of the December Games by the 8th ISC session, held in Ilian, Paranor Island. Even though the Shalman Commonwealth had participated in only one Simlympiad prior to bidding, the Shalman Simlympic Committee presented plans that completely renewed the downtown areas of Ylmeria, thus receiving the December 2008 Simlympic Games, the first to be organized by a member of the COFR.

Ylmeria competed against 7 other cities, making it a total of 8 bids for the December Games.

Bidding City Country
Ylmeria Simlympic flag.jpgShalman Commonwealth
Newport City Simlympic flag.jpg Newport
Elionias Simlympic flag.jpg Georgiapolis
Delkon Forest Simlympic flag.jpg USNE
Chihiro Simlympic flag.jpg Petrova
Aklasville Simlympic flag.jpg Tongolia
Alameda Simlympic flag.jpg Simrepublic of Italy
Monash Simlympic flag.jpg Monash (?)

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Transport[]

Media Coverage[]

Torch Relay[]

Following the example set by the Penthesili Games, Ylmeria also hosted a torch relay. Starting from Penthesili on November 16th 2008, the relay lasted for a month and ended in the Shalman Commonwealth on December 16th 2008. The flame passed through members of various Unions and traveled 60,000 light years to reach Ylmeria for the lighting of the Simlympic Cauldron during the Opening Ceremony

  1. November 16th - PenthesiliSimlympic flag.jpg
  2. November 17th - PetrovaSimlympic flag.jpg
  3. November 18th - Port MatthewSimlympic flag.jpg
  4. November 19th - NauqlandSimlympic flag.jpg
  5. November 20th - AinkienSimlympic flag.jpg
  6. November 21st - WaterfallsSimlympic flag.jpg
  7. November 22nd - Kingdom of HypertrophySimlympic flag.jpg
  8. November 26th - RorysvilleSimlympic flag.jpg
  9. November 27th - Delkon ForrestSimlympic flag.jpg
  10. December 2nd -Kingdom of AeropoliSimlympic flag.jpg
  11. December 6th - HolidiaSimlympic flag.jpg
  12. December 7th -RorysvilleSimlympic flag.jpg
  13. December 8th - Simrepublic of ItalySimlympic flag.jpg
  14. December 12th -Nova BretagnaSimlympic flag.jpg
  15. December 13th - Lower ColumbiaSimlympic flag.jpg
  16. December 14th - The Kingdom of Paranor IslandSimlympic flag.jpg
  17. December 15th - Novland FederationSimlympic flag.jpg

Games[]

Opening Ceremony[]

Sports[]

Closing Ceremony[]

Highlights[]

  • The Adrian Union ironically took first place in the medal tally shortly before its dissolve.

Medal Count[]

As the host nation, Shalman Commonwealth, was not among the top ten medal standing, the union it belongs in, the Confederacy of Free Regions, is highlighted.

 Rank  Union Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Adrian Union 22 13 14 49
2 North America 21 28 20 69
3 SCJU 17 13 24 54
4 Eurasia and Africa 16 19 12 47
5 COFR 9 8 8 25
6 Scandia Union 3 3 8 14
7 IPON 2 5 7 14
8 AFDES 1 2 0 3
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Simlympic flag.jpg Newport 4 2 1 7
2 Simlympic flag.jpg Chelmsford 4 1 0 5
3 Simlympic flag.jpg Myon 3 4 4 11
4 Simlympic flag.jpg Dimland 3 2 3 7
5 Simlympic flag.jpg Rorysville 3 1 2 6
6 Simlympic flag.jpg Georgiapolis 3 1 1 5
7 Simlympic flag.jpg Valere 3 0 2 5
8 Simlympic flag.jpg Coulla 3 0 1 4
9 Simlympic flag.jpg Petrova 2 3 1 6
10 Ainkien flag.png Ainkien 2 6 1 9

Legacy[]

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