Posted on: August 26, 2008

My office hosted Office Olympics two Fridays ago. A spirited day of Olympic games (and some work) with each employee representing a country of their choice. We had 8 events from racing around the building with a full coffee cup to who could print something the fastest (it is OFFICE Olympics after all).

I represented Iceland, an amazing country I spent 2 weeks visiting last summer. It’s a gorgeous and intriguing place – if you ever get the chance or just have some time do not pass up the opportunity to go. To represent my country I spent the day wrapped up in my winter coat, a scarf, winter hat, mittens and was dialing the AC down whenever I had a chance.

Amazingly, I ended up with 3 silver medals and placed fourth in the overall Olympic medals.

In the end of the real Olympics this Sunday, the Icelandic Handball Team took silver losing to France in the gold medal game. It was only the 4th Olympic medal the small country has ever claimed (they previously had 1 silver and 2 bronze). YAY Iceland!

I’ll be drinking some Black Death this weekend in celebration 🙂

You can read more about the Icelandic Handball team from the Washington Post or from Iceland Review.


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