Saturday, April 14

The Steampunk Olympics

If I was to start The Steampunk Olympics, what events do you think should be included?

Even more important, which events should I compete in?

The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon (consisting of a jumping event, discus and javelin throws, a foot race and wrestling), boxing, wrestling, pankration (
a blend of boxing and wrestling), and equestrian events.

At the first Olympic Games, nine sports were contested. Since then, the number of sports contested at the Summer Olympic Games has gradually risen to 28 on the program for 2000-2008.

However, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London the number of sports will fall back to 26 following 2005 decision to remove baseball and softball from the Olympic program. (They retain their status as Olympic sports with the possibility of a return to the Olympic program in future games.)

So far I'm thinking the Steampunk Olympics should include:
  • Aether pistol
  • Ballooning
  • Orienteering

Just remember the Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

1 comment:

  1. What about TIME TRAVEL????
    You would win that even for sure....