As some of you already know, on the 4th August 2012 we will be hosting the Berlin Slowlympics.
Timed to coincide with the London Olympics (27 July-12 Aug), the games will form a side event to Die Spiele In Berlin’s main Olympic screenings (which will run for the entire duration of the games) at the marvellous Tempelhofer Park.
While the Slowlympics will pay homage to the ancient games, they will also make a tongue-in-cheek statement about our culture’s obsession with speed.
Eschewing the usual tests of competition and stamina, our games will pull together a range of amusing sports – many with a special local twist – to create a fun and participatory day for dedicated non-athletes of all kinds.
The day will begin at 12 noon and run for as long as we keep having fun. There will be games for kids as well as adults, and prizes for both. (See below for more info on games and prizes).
To register a team (minimum donation 10 euros), or to make a general donation to the event (which is non-profit and run by volunteers), please go here.
And to see some piccies from our warmup event a couple of weeks ago, click here.
See you on the 4th!
Games for Adults
Teebeutelweitwurf (Tea Bag Throwing)
Slow Bicycle Race
100m Backward Sprint
Individual Fall Down
Double Footed Hurdles
Pea Rolling (rolling a pea with the nose)
Standweitsprung (Standing Long Jump)
Escape from Clingfilm
Silly Walks Competition
Games for Kids
Egg & Spoon Race
Designer sunglasses from IC! Berlin
2 x Crumpler Bags (light delight collection)
2 x tickets to the Krake Festival (6-12 August)
Dinner for 2 at La Maison de L’entrecote at Hotel Indigo (Alexanderplatz)
Free tickets for the Computerspiele Museum
€25 voucher (2 x books) from Shakespeare & Sons
2 x places on a Finding Berlin bike tour
Free tickets for the English Theatre Berlin
2 x breakfasts at Chipps
Cosmetic Packs from i + m Naturkosmetiks
2 x books from Caffeinated Toothpaste
Free tickets for C/O Berlin
2 x schnitzels at Jolesch
1 x 30 x 30 c-print from Pieces of Berlin
2 x tickets for the Berlin Film Society’s screening of Rockers (10 August)
Free tickets for the DDR Museum Berlin
3 x 2 tickets to the Panoramapunkt
2 x places at Thyme Supperclub
€25 voucher (2 x books) from Dialogue Books
2 x Irish breakfasts at Cafe Hilde
Ice cream vouchers (for kids) from Erste Sahne Otivm
Edible Medals from Hudson’s Cakes!
(many, many thanks to all the local businesses above who have donated prizes!)