OCT
14
Finally, Hula Hooping is an Olympic Sport!
Written by Mekanism at 3:20 pm • content, digital, syndication

A while back, we were approached by C & W United and the International Olympic Committee to help with an initiative that would get kids involved in the Olympic Games.

The obvious answer to this was using YouTube. We hear kids use that these days (and by kids we mean most males in their late twenties to early thirties…just sayin’). Here’s the thing though: kind of ironic if you get kids to watch a video about being active, yet ask them to do nothing but eat popcorn and watch the video, right?

Thus, The Best Of Us Challenge was born, a huge international initiative in which Olympic Athletes personally create video challenges asking kids to try to beat them at some intense things. You know, like putting golf balls with Michael Phelps. Or hula hooping with Lindsey Jacobelis. Or picking up tennis balls faster than Rafael Nadal (whose gun show made it entirely difficult for him to compete). We’ve even got two challenges with Shawn Johnson. Don’t act like you didn’t watch Dancing With The Stars…

On top of that, we’ll be adding challenges from some friends of ours from around the internet world. Look out for contributions from Veronica Belmont of Tekzilla, Sarah Austin of Pop17 fame, and Brian Lam of Gizmodo to name a few. On that note, if you are bored right now, go make a video. Anyone can. Don’t act like you’re above talking smack to an Olympian.

Keep checking back, as we’ll keep updating the site with new athletes and stars. We will also have a raffle in which the winner gets to challenge Rafael Nadal to a hot dog eating contest on live tv!

Okay we don’t really have that in the pipeline, nor have we asked Rafael if he’s cool with that. Just wanted to see if you were still reading.

The Best Of Us Challenge

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