Host Your Own Makeshift Olympics
Thursday, February 18, 2010 17:22 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Those who cant get to the real Winter Olympics can host their own makeshift games elsewhere.
For the past 20 years, Gary Gauldin of Outrageous Games has brought a mini wannabe Olympics complete with wacky games, music, torch lighting, and medal ceremonies to corporate and private events.
His staff of officials set up relay races and silly games like Oddball, where teams must move around a beach ball using only a softball wrapped in pantyhose dangling from their hips.
After the games which dont require an ounce of athleticism they hold a medal ceremony on a tiered podium for the winners, just like the real Olympics.
To make their moment extra special, Gauldin crowns them with lots of build-up and fanfare as the crowd cheers on.
Though some have hired Gauldin to host the games in their very own yards, hes also a hit at corporate team-building events.