September 06, 2012 · 2 min read
Office Olympics: The final event
The Cite Office Olympics are over and there couldn’t have been a more exciting end to the events. Our final day consisted of a paper aeroplane toss, a sudden death tie-breaker and the medals ceremony.
The paper aeroplane toss consisted of two rounds: a distance throw and a hoop throw. In the distance round, it seemed there was a clear winner until the final throw put an underdog into first place. The hoop throw was the more difficult round and unfortunately nobody got their paper aeroplane through the target. The final score from the paper aeroplane throw gave the leader board a shake up and left two teams tied for first place and two tied for third.
Our web developers, web designers and account managers were then forced into a sudden death tie-breaker. The rules were simple: one team, one dart, the closest to the bullseye won. As silence filled the room the first two teams went head to head to claim the bronze medal. But even that couldn’t beat the tension when the other two teams threw their darts for gold. Amazingly, the team that had been leading the scores the entire summer managed to claim the gold medal by the smallest margin.
As awards go, we don’t think it could have gotten better. Appropriately coloured chocolate bars were given to the bronze, silver, and gold teams and even the last place team didn’t go home empty handed.