Images from the Opening Day Ceremonies

The Parade of Notions was the the shortest and coldest parade of our lives, and possibly also the most fun.

 

by Sarah Jane Rhee

by Sarah Jane Rhee

 

 

 

We had to dance to keep warm.

 

by Sarah Jane Rhee

by Sarah Jane Rhee

 

 

Then came the ribbon dance by the Anne Glickman Dancers.

by Sarah Jane Rhee

by Sarah Jane Rhee

Photographer Sarah Jane Rhee captured all of the glory and all of the depravity we think of as “sport” in this single image, during the Lighting of Stuff on Fire. (Besides the fire hazard, the sparklers were one of several genuinely moving moments during the ceremonies.)

 

 

by Sarah Jane Rhee

by Sarah Jane Rhee

I provide some ridiculous background on the history of the Unlympics Movement, wearing every item of clothing I own that has anything to do with sports at all.

 

by Sarah Jane Rhee

by Sarah Jane Rhee

Roman, having been sworn in as an Unlympics Judge, who now must abide by either the rules as written in our Program Guide and Rule Book, or by the rules with which is most comfortable abiding, initiate the Game Where You Win.

 

by Sarah Jane Rhee

by Sarah Jane Rhee

Lombardo Barnyard takes home the gold!

 

by Sarah Jane Rhee

by Sarah Jane Rhee

Do see the rest of Sarah Jane Rhee’s amazing photos here, or a few more from the faulty camera of the Unlympics Organizing Committee Secretary AEM here.

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One Response to “Images from the Opening Day Ceremonies”

  1. Michael Katz Says:

    The Olympics are awesome ! Really glad to see you guys are supporting them coming to Chicago ! It will be a great time for the entire city ! Did I leave a shirt there the other night ?

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