Olympic Events, Not Just in London!

My secret is out. I can't wait to wear this.

July 27, 2012. I’ve been waiting for this day for years, four to be exact. Admittedly, I’m not much of a professional sports fan, but there is something quite magical about watching the world come together for two weeks.  I can’t wait for the Opening Ceremony, the medal ceremonies, and spinning around my living room with a ribbon pretending I’m doing rhythmic gymnastics. Also, I’m dying to wear my Roots beret without (much) public ridicule.

In case you have Olympic fever too, some of our Evangelists have compiled a list of Olympic events across the US and in the UK. If your city didn’t make this list, you can always check out our Event Directory and find something nearby!

Boston: 

Olympic Traveler’s Night Party  Celebrate the world’s greatest and largest international event with a party! Get to know other Boston locals who love to travel and learn about the newest ways to stay connected and make friends abroad!

London: 
The Puma Yard A Jamaican themed Olympic pop-up where athletes and amateurs alike can celebrate their skills.

Nolympics  Not coordinated or athletically inclined? This event is for you. An informal sports day/picnic for folks who aren’t athletically inclined, benefiting the Global Poverty Project.
Olymptrics a night of  games & music held at Designers Block.

 

Chicago:
The Metropolitan Club is hosting an Olympic Opening Ceremonies Kickoff. Enjoy UK-inspired fare and team up with fellow Met Club members and represent the country of your choosing as you compete in games for glory and prizes.

 

Flip for the Gold, a flip cup tournament at McFadden’s benefiting Special Olympics Chicago. Each team will represent a country, costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

 

San Francisco:
Drink Eat Play is hosting Beer Olympics at Fort Mason, essentially combining a beer festival and a good excuse to get into a country-themed costume.

 

If you actually want to play games, check out the SF Beer Olympics. Come dressed in your country’s colors (jerseys and unitards encouraged) and get to know other travelers and locals!

 

If you’re planning an Olympic-themed event, we’d love to hear about it! Feel free to share yours below, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.