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Closing Ceremonies of the ESOlympiad 2012

Day 1,728, 17:14 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by Elle Roslin

Well it is time to announce the closing of the inaugural ESOlympic games. Just like its real-life counterpart, countries competed for medals, status, and the everlasting gray-train of corporate sponsorship. There were highs, there were lows, there were tears, there were smiles, and in the end the UK put on a great show. So lets see what's in store for all of our participants!


Let's take a peek at some of the events that happened.

The Highs:

The UK wins a stunning number of medals, hosts a great Games, and walks away with heads held high!

Usain Bolt electrifies the crowd and the world


This guy!

The Lows:

Doping - people were surprised this woman used steroids?

These things

The injuries and the heartache

Canadian women getting jobbed. HEY THANKS NORWAY
Three bonus rewards to announce:


In total 2112 tanks were awarded to our participants! Here's how they did:

USA - Ando Calrissian - 346 tanks
China - Alphabethis - 294 tanks
Russian Federation - Mezzalily - 230 tanks
UK - Verygamer747 - 225 tanks
Germany - BeeDeeCollector - 126 tanks
France - lucy28 - 100
South Korea - 11ue - 96
Australia - Ewan Dougall - 95
Japan - David Bastow = 94
Italy - MookieGobu - 78
Ukraine - Elliot Brown- 74
Hungary - Mestal - 57
Netherlands - Creator Kevin Smies - 56
Spain - Spygon - 50
Kazakhstan - Percy Spencer - 43
NZ - gsfgsfs - 41
Cuba - Ayame - 40
Brazil - Bananaboy - 39
Iran - Tristnshout - 38
Canada - Etheri - 37
Jamaica - CheetahCurtis - 36
Romania - Dose027 - 27 (appropriately!)
Kenya - Astorwald - 27
Poland - Cromwell - 22
North Korea - Kcirp - 22
Switzerland - Gordonstrachan - 16
Apronia - Apronchef - 8
Belgium - BoerCharel - 5
Nepal - Horice - 0 tanks

Congrats to you all! I hope you enjoyed the event, and I hope it added a little something extra for your Olympic experience.

Catch you on the flip side!

Where to look for more info:
eUK Forums
ESO Party
ESO Legion
eUK Channel (#euk)
ESO Channel (#eso)

Games Mascot:

Horice, the Evil Satanic Orangutan (Now off to retire in Argentina)

PS: There will be no ESOParalympics, as our only competitor Jamesw was recently hospitalized with an acute infection from eating 3 day old McDonalds. He is expected to make a full recovery with only minor brain damage.


Ando Calrissian
Ando Calrissian Day 1,729, 01:16

Thank goodness I can stop supporting the USA now. 😁

Cheers, Rozzledozzler.

ApronChef Day 1,729, 04:06

The injuries and the heartache picture is from Beijing 😛

Go Apronia \o/

Alphabethis Day 1,729, 08:06

many thanks for the tanks, great initiative. just a side note, interesting the homage to Queen,... alas Freddy is irreplaceable. I never liked Spice Girls, sorry, I guess people find something in them, what? (I mean from a musical point of view)

Elle Roslin
Elle Roslin Day 1,729, 13:42

Astute observation Apronchef!

Gordon Strachan
Gordon Strachan Day 1,729, 14:12

But the German weightlifter had a similar incident. Big guy with muscles is big guy with muscles lol

I was quite frankly pretty disappointed by the closing ceremony. Name dropping and nothing more (Eric Idle still rocks, though!). And who on God's green earth needs this whiney Oasis guy??

Otherwise great games, both here and in London.

IfIWereARichMan Day 1,729, 15:42

Can you just imagine how little could be seen from the upper tier of the stands. I do hope the price of a ticket included binoculars.

beanbag Day 1,730, 09:58

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Horice G Fossil
Horice G Fossil Day 1,730, 11:41


Horice ):

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