InDay Games

August 1, 2012

On the second anniversary of inDay, and also Opening Ceremony Day of the XXX Olympics near our office in London, LinkedIn celebrated by holding our 2012 Global Office Games.  This global competition included participants from LinkedIn offices in India, Australia, Canada, Brazil, and the United States, who competed in events like Office Chair Races, Rubber Band Archery, and Wastebasket Shootout.

As crowds of employees gathered to see what the heck was going on, the competitors geared up for the riveting challenge of making the longest paperclip chain or knocking over reams of paper like dominoes at lightning speed. In Mountain View, it was a week of fun over lunchtime. In other offices, inDay was filled with back-to-back action-packed events.

[caption id="attachment_10654" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Rubber Band Archery in Mountain View[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_10656" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Heated Office Chair Races in Chicago[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_10658" align="aligncenter" width="478"]The most waste in the basket The most waste in the basket[/caption]

Here’s how the medal count turned out:

Australia: 6

United States: 5

Canada: 4

We should note, the four medals won by our Canadian colleagues were all GOLD!

[caption id="attachment_10655" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Team Canada took home the most Gold Medals[/caption]

Congratulations to the medal winners below, each competitor who gave it their all, and those who cheered them on to victory from the sidelines.

Office Chair Races

Gold: Shaun Johnson, Australia

Silver: David Schnabl, Australia

Bronze: (tie) Phil Jackson / Roland Apikelis, United States

Domino Effect

Gold: Michael Callaghan, Canada

Silver: Gordon Duff, Australia

Bronze: Dave Nemes, Australia

Paperclip Chain

Gold: Annette Irwin, Canada

Silver: Karen Fernandez, United States

Bronze: Sarah Houser, United States

Rubber Band Archery

Gold: Todd Graham, Canada

Silver: Neil Miklusak, United States

Bronze: Gordon Duff, Australia

Wastebasket Shootout

Gold: Maxime Pruvot, Canada

Silver: Andrew Pottenger, United States

Bronze: Oliver Garside, Australia

We hope you’re enjoying the games in your office or on your couch.  Happy Olympics everyone!