Jane McGonigal’s "The Lost Sport of Olympia"

Awesome stuff.


The Ancient Greeks banned it, but we’re playing it anyway!

The Lost Sport of Olympia is a blindfolded labyrinth race, played in ancient times, and then mysteriously banned in 600 BC.

In 2008 AD, the rules of the lost sport have been rediscovered – and now, this summer, teams are training all over the world, from Tokyo to Buenos Aires, Paris to San Francisco, Sao Paulo to London, Singapore to Wellington, New Zealand. Each city hopes to master the game, and to become the world champions of the lost sport!

Now, for the first time in history, the game will be played in Vienna.

You don’t need to be athletic to be good at this game – but you do need courage, trust, collaboration, and the love of a good adventure!

You don’t have to know anything. You don’t have to bring anything. Just come, alone or with friends, and we’ll put you on a team as we try to set a new European record!

Link to more info: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/805373

WHEN: Saturday 5 July 2008, meet at 15:00, start playing at 15:30

WHERE: Meet on Stadtparksteg, the bridge in Stadtpark that crosses the Wienfluss

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