In the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, live doves were released in a flurry of white feathers. Unfortunately, when the eternal flame of the Olympic cauldron was lit, many doves went from wispy to crispy—extinguished in an instant, much like the dreams of MBB’s Team China.
Just after things kicked off in Pyeongchang, our own Olympic planning committee got to work planning events and assigning teams. The games weren’t without their challenges—all of Tuesday’s events were canceled due to an ice storm, and the NERF gun for the archery event broke morning-of, but I think most people were surprised at how fun office-chair-based games can be.
After a strong Opening Ceremony look, Team China faltered, coming in dead last, event after event. Strong performances by Steven in javelin (paper airplanes) and hopes for a “Miracle on Ice” moment during hockey weren’t enough to save the team. Mexico, an early favorite after snagging a gold with Brendan’s unrivaled guacamole recipe, medaled in every event except for musical chairs.
Needless to say, Mexico won the overall gold, followed by Germany and France—an underdog after failing to compete in Day 1 events.
All in all, the #olymmbics were a great midday pick-me-up for athletes and spectators alike. For a taste of the games, check out our walkup songs.