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.
Here’s how the medal count turned out:
United States: 5
We should note, the four medals won by our Canadian colleagues were all GOLD!
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
Gold: Michael Callaghan, Canada
Silver: Gordon Duff, Australia
Bronze: Dave Nemes, Australia
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
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!