2018 Coca-Cola Dome Olympics Exceed Expectations

The 2018 Coca-Cola Dome Olympics have exceeded expectations as more than 30 teams flocked to The Dome Swakopmund on Saturday, 16 June 2018, to participate at what is slowly but surely becoming one of the coasts most popular social sporting events.

The 12 tasks which had to be completed were a mix of strength, agility and speed and they all involved the teams having to work together as a unit to get the best result.

In the pro division, difficulty was stepped up a notch to push the participants to the limit. Over the course of the day, Weimann’s Carpentry, who had won every single edition of the Coca-Cola Dome Olympics thus far, proved to be in a league of their own once again as the defending champions raced to yet another overall win in emphatic fashion.

The second-placed Dome Dragons, comprised of athletes from Namibia, Canada, New Zealand and Germany put up a great fight but ultimately failed to dethrone their foes. The third place went to a strong Super Heroes in Training team.

Great athleticism was also witnessed in the social division where the biggest number of teams had entered. Although the rules were a bit more relaxed than with the pros, competition was fierce throughout the day. The Mugg and Bean Seniors got off to a good start and managed to keep an upper hand until the final whistle. Silver went to Swakop Tiles, while the Coastal Raiders came in third.

Heated battles took place in the youth division as well. The International Stars, Dome Junior Athletes and ISWB Lions made it clear form the word go that they would be in contention for the prestigious number one spot. Little separated the leading trio but, eventually, the International Stars edged past the rest to claim gold. The Dome Athletes followed in a close second and the ISWB Lions in third.

Coca-Cola Namibia once again spoiled the athletes. With every participant receiving PowerAde and water throughout the event, the top 3 teams in each division were awarded with medals, trophies and cash prizes. Team FNB took home the award for the best team spirt with Swakop Tiles in a close 2nd place. With their arm tassels, matching shirts, war paint and very loud war cries, everyone knew when FNB was competing at each event.

“This was the biggest Coca-Cola Dome Olympics to date and we are confident on growing it in the future. We hope to make this the biggest event of its kind at the coast and urge all companies to sign up teams. It is great for team building and has something to offer each and every individual. We would also like to thank Coca-Cola for their continuous support, it is really appreciated”, said Dave Hammond, the events main organiser.