Posts Tagged ‘Duration Jump-Roping’

The Winter 2009 Unlympiad

July 23, 2009

In Winter 2009, the City of Chicago and a not-for-profit organization called Chicago 2016—backed by PR firm Hill & Knowlton—submitted an official bid to the International Olympic Committee for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Chicago 2016 claimed that over 80% of the citys residents approved of the bid.

They didn’t.

Over four consecutive Saturdays in the middle of a bitterly cold winter, a group of Chicagoans created a series of competitive events to prove it. The Winter 2009 Unlympic Games engaged Chicago residents in active dialogue—extremely active dialogue—about the 2016 Olympic bid.

The Unlympics includes real sports, fake sports, and things that should be sports but arent yet and looks at highly organized, internationally recognized, massively marketed, thoroughly branded, and extremely expensive sporting events to ask residents: shouldn’t we have the right to decide what we do with our public spaces and public funds?

Video edited by Abigail Satinsky at: http://incubate-chicago.org/.

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Images from Duration Jump-roping

February 16, 2009

 

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

The crowd was wowed by the supreme jump-roping abilities on display by one Roman Petruniak, who bested Jonathan Eyler-Werve in a contest that lasted no more than two minutes, total.

 

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

Despite that all games were open to all-gendered contestants, women demanded a separate competition in the Duration Jump-roping category, we have no idea why, but Kristin Cox and Kathryn Lucatelli happily congratulated each other upon completion of the game. This marked our only gendered competition in the history of the Unlympic Games.