NOTE - this page is no longer
being updated, and I don't have any plans to run another international
If anyone would like to take it over, just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, simply try to beat the records below, and keep your own local church records.
The Silly Olympics are a set of games designed specifically for youth groups. Many of the events are based on Olympic sports, such as javelin, shotput and discus, while others are simply silly events. This is a great program for a day or evening of entertainment. It takes quite a lot of preparation and set-up, and a lot of organisation at the event. But its worth it!!
The events listed below are given with complete sets of rules, as well as the current international "records" for each event. You can use any of these events any time you want to, but why not join us for an international "live" competition between youth groups around the world? The next International competition will probably be held during 2003.
|String Eating 5m||10.91 sec||Tim Vincent & T.J. Hollin||Barberton Evangelical Friends Church, Barberton, Ohio, USA||March 1998|
|Eat 3 Marie Biscuits and Whistle 3 Notes||NOTE: Due to inconsistency in biscuit types used, this record is no longer being kept Internationally.|
|Down a Can of Coke||6.45 sec||Russell Smith||Foleshill Baptist Church, Broad Street, Coventry, England||March 1998|
|Marshmallows in Mouth (without swallowing or chewing)||NOTE: Due to inconsistency in marshmallow types used, this record is no longer being kept Internationally.|
|Chair sitting against a wall (with no chair)||2 hour 5 minutes||Chris DeWees||Christian Fellowship Outreach Church, Kenna, WV USA||March 1998|
|Push a matchbox across a carpeted floor - 20m (using only your nose)||17 seconds||Moretn Junker||Evangelical Free church, Grindsted, Denmark||September 2000|
|Holding Lit Match (std Lion match)||1 min 48.46 sec||Carolyn Zeilstra||Rosebank Union Church, Sandton, South Africa||March 1998|
|Holding Lit Match (Canadian match - 5mm long)||1 min, 33 sec||Glen Dow||Crestwicke Baptist, Guelph, Ontario, Canada||1996|
|Holding Lit Match (Australian Safety match)||56 sec||Ron Milnes||North Belconnen Baptist Church, Canberra, Australia||March 1998|
|Lighting Candles with One Match||95 times||Ben Ambuehl||Greenville FMY, IL, USA||1996|
|Paper Plate Frisbee Discus (outdoor)||105 Feet (32 metres)||Mike Smith||Long Beach Christian Reformed Church, California, USA||March 1998|
|Plastic straw Javelin||17.1 m||TIE:|
|Rosebank Union Church, Sandton, South Africa|
St Paul Lutheran School, New York, USA
|Put the Peanut||11.02 m||Name to follow||Teens in Christ|
Harvest Christian Fellowship, Harare, Zimbabwe
|Coin Catching||61 coins||Garth Luke & Andrew Harris||Rosebank Union Church, Sandton, South Africa||March 1998|
|Coin Catching - Canadian/American penny||70 coins||Melanie Pharoah||Crestwicke Baptist, Guelph, Ontario, Canada||1996|
|Coin Catching - Australian 5c||87 coins||Adrian Lance||North Belconnen Baptist Church, Canberra, Australia||March 1998|
|Coin Catching - British penny pieces||65 coins||Mathew Spencer||SNOG, Keith North Church, Scotland||September 2000|
|House of Cards||15 storeys||Jessica Peleshok, assisted by Jordan Srnec and James Zimmerman||X-treme Youth, Windsor, ON, Canada||September 2000|
|Ski Race(3 person teams)||17 sec.||Erin/Laura/Smiley||Mission Baptist Church, Pyongtaek, Korea||March 1998|
|Standing Jump - guys||3,1 m||Jonathan Robinson and Grant Wyer||Honeyridge Baptist, Randburg, South Africa||1996|
|Standing Jump - girls||2,37 m||Jessica Peleshok||X-treme Youth, Windsor, ON, Canada||September 2000|
|Cotton Wool Ball Shotput||12 m||George Gericke||Jabulani Jeugaksie:NG Krokodilrivier, Brits, South Africa||September 2000|
|Shoelace Tying||3.96 sec||Diana Duthie||MSG's (Middle School group)|
St. John the Baptist
|Rowing Regatta||None yet||New event||New event||New event|
Rules for the above events are now available
The results of the event held on 18 & 19 October 1996
The Results of the 1998 Event are HERE!!
If you have any other ideas for goofy games and records, please let me know. If you break any of the above records, please let me know. email@example.com