The 2021 Olympic Games are upon us after a long year of waiting! The Tokyo Olympics will begin with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23, and span 17 days to the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 8. But keep an eye out for a few preliminary events that will be happening before July 23!

So what makes these Olympic Games so interesting besides the fact that they were postponed an entire year? Surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing are going to make their grand debut. Additionally, softball and baseball will be returning after being cut in previous years. Truly, there is something for everybody to enjoy.

The Olympic Games are so important not only to bring fans and viewers from all over the world together, but for athletes to showcase their talents while seeing how their skills match up internationally. Most of us will be watching the Tokyo games from home dreaming about what it would be like to win gold or even go to the Olympics at all. However, there is nothing that says you can’t hold your own Office Olympic Games to join in on the fun. Here at TeamBonding, we believe that team challenges, friendly competition, and fun nurtures a successful team. Take a look at some of our Office Olympics ideas:

Let the Games Begin!

Experience Outrageous Games and bring your office outing to the next level. 

This is the perfect addition to a company picnic, employee meeting, or annual corporate summer event. Outrageous Games has teams compete head-to-head in ten wacky, wild, non-athletic relay races. The relay games are designed to build team strength, facilitate communication and develop problem-solving skills using a challenge-by-choice model. From the opening ceremony to the closing awards presentation your team will have had lots of laughs and a stronger bond.


DIY and bring out your inner champion.  

For a less structured approach try our DIY Office Olympics. With this option create your own games where you can connect your team, get energized, and have fun. Teams compete in a series of short, easy activities designed for the maximum fun factor. Rack up points along the way, vying for the all-important bragging rights that champions deserve. This low-budget opportunity is sure to bring about positive interactions and get your team excited about the Olympic Games. You’ll get a guide and so all you’ll need is a location, some props and prizes and of course music.

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Although all of us may not have what it takes to win gold at the real Olympics this year in Tokyo, that doesn’t mean we can’t create our own fun and inspire gold metal performances in our team. Take a look at more tips on hosting your own Office Olympic Games and how “The Office” did theirs!

Anna Webber

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