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France’s chances to go out the group

June 21st, 2010

I recently made, interesting I hope, visualisation of the situation in FIFA 2010 World Cup’s  Group A before last phase of the group stage. Does France has chance to be qualified and go out the group stage? Does South Africa has any chance of advancing? Let’s see:


The drawing above comes from: Group A. Who will be qualified?

Each square of the drawing represents different result of the both last matches in group A (Uruguay vs. Mexico and France vs. South Africa). Colors tell us who will be qualified to the next round. White – Uruguay and Mexico, Black – Uruguay and France, red – Uruguay and South Africa, blue France and Mexico, yellow – Mexico and S.Africa. As you can see, there is a lot of white squares (that means Uruguay and Mexico will be qualified), blue and black (France will be qualified) squares are on the left. Theoreticaly, they ‘starts’ at 1:0 for France but in the last row (that means Uruguay have to win 4:0 for France to go out the qroup)

There’s no blue and black squares on the right. It means France have to win their last match and … hope for good Uruguay – Mexico result. No tied score in the other match will promote France to the next round (middle rows are white, every tied match promotes Uruguay and Mexico). The only chance for France is to make huge win to South Africa and hope for big luck (no tied and, the best for them – big difference of goals in Uruguay vs. Mexico match – no matter who wins)

I personaly think France will not be qualified and they do not go out the group stage of 2010 World Cup, but … we will see tomorow. When does France vs. South Africa match starts? The match will be played June 22,2010 at 16:00 (South Africa Time Zone UTC+2) in Bloemfontein.

See also: MUNDIAL match results, 2010 FIFA Schedule

FIFA Current Group Ranking And Results To Print

June 20th, 2010

Yesterday printable version of FIFA World Cup match schedule has beed added to unitarium site and today we made printable version of FIFA World Cup Group Stage – Current Rankings and Results. It lists all mundial groups with their current team ranking and the results of finished matches. The page will be updated when next matches will be finished.

Group Stage of 2010 FIFA World Cup started June 11, 2010 and is supposed to be finished on June 25, 2010.

The teams placed first and second (shaded in green) qualified to the round of 16. For the World Cup tournament, FIFA uses the following criteria to rank teams in the Group Stage.

1.greatest number of points in all group matches;
2.goal difference in all group matches;
3.greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
4.greatest number of points in matches between tied teams;
5.goal difference in matches between tied teams;
6.greatest number of goals scored in matches between tied teams;
7.drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

You can easily change  font (e.g. Arial, Verdana, Courier, … ) and choose the background to be printed or not.  Note, font changing could change a little the size of the printed page.

Printable Version Of FIFA World Cup Match Schedule

June 19th, 2010

Couple of days ago we added to our site FIFA World Cup Match Schedule (calendar of all FIFA 2010 WCup matches with dates, places and results of the finished matches). Today, printable version of this calendar has been added to our site. It is here:

2010 FIFA World Cup Calendar Ready To Print


The schedule includes group stage, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and both final matches. It lists teams, day, month, time of the match, result (if the match is finished already) and the city where the match is played.

You can easily change printing font (e.g. Arial, Verdana, Courier, … ) and choose to print or not the background. Note, font changing could change a little the size of the calendar.

FIFA World Cup 2010 (MUNDIAL 2010)

June 18th, 2010

We celebrate soccer World Cup. Two pages have been added to our service.

FIFA World Cup in South Africa starts july 11. Match for the third place is scheduled on July 10 at 20:30 (South Africa time – UTC+2) and the final match will be played on July 11 (South Africa time – UTC+2) played july 11.

Simon Ammann 108m

February 13th, 2010

Simon Ammann won the gold Olympic Medal on HS106 ski jumping hill in Vancouver. He jumped 108m (118.1yd, 354.3ft). This is new hill record. Previous was set by Guido Landert and it was 105 meters (344.49ft)

1. Simon Ammann Swiss 105m (344.49ft) 135.5 108m (354.3ft) 141 276.50
2. Adam Małysz Poland 103.5m (339.57ft) 132.5 105m (344.49ft) 137 269.50
3. Gregor Schlierenzauer Austria 101.5m (333.01ft)128 106.5m (349.41) 140 268.00

Vancouver Sports Events Distances

February 9th, 2010

The tables below lists Vancouver sports events distances in kilometers, meters, miles, yards and feet. Click the link to go to length converter online and get more conversion units.

Vancouver Men’s Sports Distances Conversion Table

Event Kilometers Meters Miles Yards Feet
Relay 4×7.5km 4×7,500 4×4.66 4×8,202 4×24,606
Sprint 10km 10,000 6.21 10,936 32,808
Pursuit 12.5km 12,500 7.77 13,670 41,010
Mass Start 15km 15,000 9.32 16,404 49,212
Individual 20km 20,000 12.43 21,872 65,617
Cross-country skiing
Freestyle 15km 15,000 9.32 16,404 49,212
Pursuit 30km 30,000 18.64 32,808 98,425
Classical 50km 50,000 31.07 54,681 164,042
Relay 4x10km 4×10,000 4×6.21 4×10,936 4×32,808
Short Track
0.5km 500 0.31 547 1,640
1km 1,000 0.62 1,094 3,281
1.5km 1,500 0.93 1,640 4,921
5km 5,000 3.11 5,468 16,404
Speed Skating
0.5km 500 0.31 547 1,640
1km 1,000 0.62 1,094 3,281
1.5km 1,500 0.93 1,640 4,921
5km 5,000 3.11 5,468 16,404
10km 10,000 6.21 10,936 32,808

Vancouver Womens’s Sports Distances Conversion Table

Event Kilometers Meters Miles Yards Feet
Relay 4×6 km 4×6000 4×3.73 4×6,562 4×19,685
Sprint 7.5 km 7,500 4.66 8,202 24,606
Pursuit 10 km 10,000 6.21 10,936 32,808
Mass Start 12.5 km 12,500 7.77 13,670 41,010
Individual 15 km 15,000 9.32 16,404 49,212
Cross-country skiing
Freestyle 10 km 10,000 6.21 10,936 32,808
Pursuit 15 km 15,000 9.32 16,404 49,212
Classical 30 km 30,000 18.64 32,808 98,425
Relay 4×5 km 4×5,000 4×3.11 4×5,468 4×16,404
Short Track
0.5 km 500 0.31 547 1,640
1 km 1,000 0.62 1,094 3,281
1.5 km 1,500 0.93 1,640 4,921
3 km 3,000 1.86 3281 9843
Speed Skating
0.5 km 500 0.31 547 1,640
1 km 1,000 0.62 1,094 3,281
1.5 km 1,500 0.93 1,640 4,921
3 km 3,000 1.86 3281 9843
5 km 5,000 3.11 5,468 16,404

Tools: Distance Conversion Online

Vancouver Ski Jumping Hills

February 8th, 2010

There are two ski jumping hills in the Vancouver’s Whistler Olympic Park – Large Hill (LH HS140/K125) and Normal Hill (NH HS106/K95). Technical data and the hill records (given in meters and feet) are available in the tables below.

Whistler Olympic Large Hill HS140 (K125)
Hill Record 149.0m (488.85ft)
Gregor Schlierenzauer 2009-01-25
Hill Size 140m (459.32ft)
K-point 125m (410.1ft)
Takeoff gradient 11.25°
Landing gradient 35.0°
Construction year 2007
Spectator capacity 10,000
Whistler Olympic Normal Hill HS106 (K95)
Hill Record 105.0m (344.49ft)
Guido Landert 2008-02-28
Hill Size 106m (347.77ft)
K-point 95m (311.68ft)
Takeoff gradient 11.0°
Landing gradient 34.0°
Construction year 2007
Spectator capacity 10,000


HillSize (HS) – distance between take-off and landing field where the gradient is equal to 32.5° (see: L-point on the image below)

K-point (calculation line or calculation point) – Skiers are awarded 60 points if they land on the K Line. Skiers not landing on the K Line receive or lose points for every metre (3 ft) they miss the mark by, depending on if they surpass it or fall short, respectively. The value of a meter is determined from the size of the hill.
How K-point and HillSize are calculated, see the image below
(source: Whistler 140 Profile)


Useful tools: Length Converter

Downhill skiing speed

February 8th, 2010

It should be obvious that the maximum and average speed in downhill skiing strongly depends on the course racer runs on. On a typical FIS-approved, international-level course racers can run about 130 km/h (80mph) but some courses can be faster. For example, in certain sections of “Streif” course in Kitzbühel, Austria racers can run up to 140 kilometers per hour (87 miles per hour) (Course Start at 1.665m/5462.6ft, finish 805m/2641.08ft, vertical drop 860m/2821.52ft, length 3.312m/10866.14ft, average gradient 27%, maximum gradient 85%, minimum gradient 2%)

Right from the start, racers require a great deal of courage and self-confidence to fully charge the course, launching off to jumps of 50 m to 80 m at the sharp edge into Mausefalle. The Compression following Mausefalle has proved fatal to many a favorite in his struggle to resist the tremendous forces acting on him. (Source:

Vancouver 2010 downhill men will run February 13th, 2010 on Dave Murray downhill track in Whistler Creek (length 3158m, vertical drop 853m, maximum gradient 47%, average gradient 28% )

Speed skiing
Speed skiing is the sport of skiing downhill in a straight line as quickly as possible. It is one of the fastest non-motorized sports on land … The current world record is 251.4 km/h (156 mph), held by Simone Origone. Speed skiers regularly exceed 200 km/h (125 mph), which is even faster than the terminal velocity of a free-falling skydiver; about 193 km/h (120 mph) in the belly-to-earth position

Speed skiing official world records
Men: Simone Origone, Italy – 251.4 km/h (156.2 mph), April 2006 Les Arcs, France
Women: Sanna Tidstrand, Sweden – 242.59 km/h (150.74 mph), April 2006 Les Arcs, France

Useful tools: Speed Converter, Length Converter

Human Height Conversion Table

February 5th, 2010
ft in inches centimeters
5’0” 60in 152.40cm
5’1” 61in 154.94cm
5’2” 62in 157.48cm
5’3” 63in 160.02cm
5’4” 64in 162.56cm
5’5” 65in 165.10cm
5’6” 66in 167.74cm
5’7” 67in 170.18cm
5’8” 68in 172.72cm
5’9” 69in 175.26cm
5’10” 70in 177.80cm
5’11” 71in 180.34cm
6’0” 72in 182.88cm
6’1” 73in 185.45cm
6’2” 74in 187.96cm
6’3” 75in 190.50cm
6’4” 76in 193.04cm
6’5” 77in 195.58cm
6’6” 78in 198.12cm
6’7” 79in 200.66cm
6’8” 80in 203.20cm
6’9” 81in 205.74cm
6’10” 82in 208.28cm
6’11” 83in 210.82cm
7’0” 84in 213.36cm
7’1” 85in 215.90cm
7’2” 86in 218.44cm
The table allows you to fast and easily convert most common human heights between values given in feet and inches, inches and centimeters. There is no column for hight given in meters because conversion from centimeters to meters is extremely easy (1m is equal to 100cm. To divide number of centimeters by 100, move the decimal point two places to the right, after that value preceding the decimal point will refer to number of meters and two digits after decimal point will refer to number of centimeters. Example: 162.56cm is equal to 1.6256m is equal to a little more then 1 meter and 62cm).

The table lists only most common human heights (more then 95% of adult human population should meet the criteria: higher then 5 inches and shorter then 7ft 2in) but there are some interesting exceptions – the tallest and the shortest. (To make other conversions try height converter)

Tallest People

At 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in), Leonid Stadnyk, of Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine, is believed to be the world’s tallest living man, although his height is disputed because of his refusal to be measured. The current proven tallest man is Sultan Kosen of Turkey who stands at 2.47 m (8 ft 1 in), overtaking previous world record holder Bao Xishun of Inner Mongolia, China at 2.36 m (7 ft 9 in) (interestingly, He Pingping, the shortest man in the world, is also from Inner Mongolia). The tallest man in modern history was Robert Pershing Wadlow from Illinois in the United States, who was born in 1918 and stood 2.72 m (8 ft 11 in) at the time of his death in 1940. Until her death in 2008, Sandy Allen was the tallest woman in the world at 2.32 m (7 ft 7+1⁄2 in). Currently Yao Defen of China is claimed to be the tallest woman in the world at 2.33 m (7 ft 7+1⁄2 in), but this is not confirmed by the Guiness Book of World Records.

Shortest Men

Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal stands at only 22 inches (56 cm) tall according to Guinness World Records.
Gul Mohammed – Shortest man ever verified, measuring only 22.4 inches (57 cm), according to Guinness World Records.
Younis Edwan – Shortest man claimant, is said to be 25 inches (64 cm) tall.
He Pingping – Shortest man currently living (mobile) at 74 centimetres (29 in), possibly the shortest man in the People’s Republic of China.
Lin Yu-chih – Shortest man currently living (immobile) at 67.5 centimetres (26.6 in), according to Guinness World Records

Shortest Women

Pauline Musters – at 23 inches (58 cm) tall, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest woman ever recorded.
Madge Bester – 65 cm in 1998
Lucia Zarate – Smallest woman claimant and the earliest studied example of microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type
Jyoti Amge – 23-and-a-half inches tall, weighing 12 pounds.

Game Online PONG PING

January 28th, 2010

Are you tired of units conversion? …. changing meters to yards, fahrenheits to celsius, meters per seconds to feet per minutes, calculating speed could be a little boring :) So, let’s  get a break!

We made simple javascript based, pong-like online game (do you remember first, hm … hard to say computer … maybe ‘an electronic game’. It seems to be an ancient game, right?). Rules are simple. Don’t allow the ball to hit the right side wall. It is called PONG PING because … why not? … it resembles a table tennis called PING PONG and the name seems to us … hm, … funny? Never mind, enjoy :)

Here is the game –> PONG PING game online


PS. Don’t worry, we’ll get back to units of measurment soon :)