Inspired by the Olympics in Rio, Dock9 decided to hold our own Office Olympics. The pomp, the splendour, the ceremony…. All somewhat lacking (and a good portion of our team on holiday!) but it was still great fun. Our marketing manager Laura brought in an Olympian style bake (Victoria sponge being a well known food for athletes…) and we were ready for action.
First up was gymnastics - the mental variety - with some Olympic trivia. Who knew when golf was last in the Olympics? Or how many condoms were manufactured for the Sydney Olympics in 2000? (The answer is 70,000 - they then had to make 20,000 more and now there’s a standing order for 100,000 every year - apparently the pressure really does it for some people?!) With only one point difference it was close for Team GB and Team Brazil but Brazil edged ahead.
Next up was rubber band archery, a rather tricky event to score we discovered as there’s no mark left on the target so we swiftly moved on to…
Blow football! Not as lewd as it sounds, 2 ‘athletes’ were given a cardboard goal, a straw and a very small plastic football. Despite one participant claiming a faulty straw we had another victory for team Brazil!
The final round was the diving event (aka Beer Pong) some amazing shots were made (and missed!) at one point we had Mark vs Mark which made the cheering slightly confusing…Finally a victory for team GB though sadly it wasn’t enough.
As this year’s hosts of the real Olympics it felt right that team Brazil were the winners. No expense was spared on the awards ceremony (real plastic gold medals and the Dock9 theme song on the office speakers) and it’s safe to say there was hardly a dry eye in the house, although that could have been relief that the boss's team won….. Only 4 years to wait for the next Dock9 Office Olympics!