Olympic Challenge

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last six months, you will be aware that London is currently hosting the biggest sporting event in the world.

If you were one of the lucky few to get a ticket, well done to you.


If you, like the rest of us, will be watching the games from the comfort of your living room/ sneaking peaks via iPlayer at work, there are ways you can be more involved in the Games.

The Olympic challenge is simple. Simple and fun and free. The best kind of fun is always free.You can take part in this at home with your kids, in uni halls with your mates or in the office.

There are 205 countries taking part in the Olympics this summer and over 17,000 athletes will be competing for Gold. 

Firstly, see who wants to be involved and decide if there is going to be any form of prize.

Secondly, chose countries for everyone to represent. Print of the names of the countries you would like to play with, so to speak. There is no need to print off all 205 as that would be a bit excessive, so find out which countries have the most athletes competing in the most sports.

Put all these countries into a hat/ bucket/ any form of container and get people to draw for the country they will be supporting.

Next, design and print out a table. This can be as simple or as complicated as you choose.

Organise the table by sporting events and countries.

As not every country will have an athlete in every competition, put ten or 15 sports on the chart but only allow competitors to pick five categories that their country is competing in. This will ensure that everyone stands a fair chance of winning.

For an additional fun element, print out Olympic themed stickers to stick on the chart for when someone wins a point. This is your chance to get creative!

Now you just need to watch the Games and make sure you record who gets a medal.

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