Who needs Beijing?
Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps would have met their match in Seoul last weekend. My colleagues, always a spirited bunch, reanimated China's Olympic fervour with the first ever GNUCR Olympics. After much discussion, it was decided that one's country of birth determined which team they'd play for. We ended up with Team North America West, Team North America East, Team Asia, and Team Europe, all of whom fought for victory in arm-wrestling, balancing-on-one-leg, coin-catching, almond-tossing, and everybody's favourite, hanging-a-spoon-on-your-nose. After a well-fought battle, Team Europe emerged victorious (see above Jonathan, Jon, and Lee with their gold medals). Nourished by pina coladas, kahlua vodka espresso milkshakes, mango strawberry rum smoothies, and plenty of snacks, good times were had by all.