For many Olympic athletes, the road to Vancouver started at a young age and required hours of training, because only one in the world could win the gold. That means it’s too late for most of you to compete.
But even if you’re less athletically gifted, you can play like an Olympian. Or at least play games that loosely resemble Olympic games. Gather a group of willing competitors and see who rises to the challenge.
Olympic biathlon competitors race skis to shooting ranges, where they use rifles to shoot targets. The biathlon represents all the fun of racing with the added challenge of marksmanship. Get the same thrill even when there’s no snow.
What you need: Water guns and roller blades
How to play: Race through campus on roller blades from the Old Well to the Dean Smith Center, all while shooting every blue light emergency post along the way with a water gun. Whoever has the fastest time and shoots the most targets wins.
How to win the gold: Avoid causing any collateral damage. Add five seconds to the time for every civilian hit. Add 10 seconds if the person retaliates.