A lovely sunny autumn morning full of chirping birds and colorful leaves. Today, on the 13th October, the second EBS Olympics took place at Õismäe Sports Hall. It’s a day full of ball games, disc golf, sweet muffins, bright smiles, sweat, tears and pain. The invincible and unbeatable of our school have gathered here to see who’s worth the golden medal.
The day began, as accustomed to the Ancient Greece, with Olympic rings and white cloths. Our own sporty King of Business carried out the brightly lit Olympic torch. Isn’t it awesome?
Every course had selected their team but there were mixed teams as well such as high-school students together with the 3rd year students. We had volleyball, basketball and football competitions. In addition to that, you could earn extra points in disc golf and relay race. All the games required willpower, effort, luck and sadness. Especially fiery was the final where the first and second place were tied. You could feel the tension in the air. Both teams were fairly equal so just one mistake would determine their fate. Overall, there was no big difference between the teams – both first and second place are worthy of praise!
There were some changes in the timetable and a few problems but we didn’t let that affect us. Everyone enjoyed the day to the fullest, had a great time with their coursemates and kickstarted the winter sport period – the winter games aren’t so far away after all.
The event was organized by our super sports team led by Karmen Kotter. I talked to her to get some feedback.
EBS Olympics aka sports day was organised second year in a row. What was new this year?
True that! The second Olympics went great! This year, we added the relay run which prepared all the teams both physically and mentally for the long day ahead. Everyone had the chance to try out disc golf and earn extra points by doing so.
In addition to the alumni, the students and the erasmuses, this year the EBS high schoolers took part as well! They got a great impression of our university and students and promised to definitely take part in future events!
How did you feel?
It’s hard to put it into words. The day went by quickly and busily. I had to walk around and make sure everything’s working as it should. As per usual, some things may have failed a bit, but we managed to work everything out just fine and the overall vibe of the event was good. The team can learn a lot from this year and improve themselves for the next year’s event.
Why should you attend EBS sports day and who’s welcome there?
The sports day’s goal is to bring people together, make the communication easier, make memories, actively spend time together and to discover the sporty and competitive ebsters.
All EBS people are welcome! From alumni to lecturers! This year we had the high school team join us and next year we plan on welcoming all the active lecturers.
What can you expect from next year?
We will be adding smaller activities such as disc golf this year. More people and different teams. We hope to put together a lecturer and staff team, because the aim of the event is to get new acquaintances and communicate freely. Imagine if you get to compete against the rector or the school’s owner… and even more – beat them!
Looking back, if you could improve something what would it be?
Definitely paying more attention to the schedule. This year, it was the most confusing part. It got mixed up a bit since two teams didn’t show up and as usual at these kinds of events, the timetable is created taking into consideration the exact number of participants. Overall, it turned out fine, but next year we will think of several alternatives.
Were you satisfied with the event?
In conclusion, yes. The day was long and tiring as was the work beforehand. I believe we managed a lot of things very well and discovered some issues that need a solution before the next event.
I would like to thank all the participants and volunteers who helped us create the event. I hope all the attendees had a great time and will take part in the upcoming sports events as well.
And the biggest thank you to the EBS sports’ team. Our teamwork was great and now we know what to improve in the future.
Sponsors: Myfitness, ASToode, EBS
Translator: Triin Tikk
Editor: Kärt Mättikas