The 2014 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece
Dates: Friday, February 7 -- Sunday, February 23
Social media hashtag: #CGAG
Athlete Eligibility: The 2014 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece are open to all crocheters around the world who wish to celebrate the spirit of the ancient Greek games by challenging themselves and their crochet abilities.
The Challenge: Pick a crochet project that will be a challenge for you to complete during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start Time: We will all begin our projects when the Olympic Games begin with the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi at 20:00 Moscow Time (11:00 AM EST, 8:00 AM PST). For those who live in other time zones, here is a time difference calculator to help you figure out your local start time.
End Time: The Games will end on Sunday, February 23 after the Closing Ceremonies and after the torch has been extinguished. Since we don't know what time that will take place, the official end time will be 23:59 Moscow time (2:59 PM EST, 11:59 AM PST). To qualify for a medal, you must edit your Entry Form with "Finished" prior to this time.
Teams: Being on a team can add even more fun to the games. This year, any member is welcome to create a team and serve as team captain. As team captain, it will be your job to encourage and support your team members as they work toward completing their challenge. You are welcome to create your own team challenges and contests.
You can join as many teams as you wish, but you must have a separate project for each team.
Team sign-ups will officially close when the 2014 Games open at 20:00 Moscow Time on February 7.
We'll update Team Stats (number of medals won) as the Games progress.
Medals: Winners of the ancient Greek games were immortalized in poems and statues by writers and artists. While we can't immortalize you, we will award medals (badges you can post on your blog or use as Facebook avatars) at the end of the Games.
Gold: Project is 100% complete
Silver: Project is 95-99% complete
Bronze: Project is 90-94% complete
Honorable Mention: Project is 80-89% complete
How to Join
If you want to be a part of the 2014 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece, please post in the Athlete Registration topic.
Please feel free to save a copy of our 2014 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece button (created by Donna) on your own webspace and include it on your blog or personal website. You're welcome to use the button even before you're ready to be listed as an official athlete.
We will award some prizes at the end of the 2014 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece. To be eligible for a prize, you must post your Medal Status in your Athlete Registration post by 2:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 23. Winners will be selected by random drawing.
We are seeking sponsors to provide prizes for the drawing. If you or your company would like to donate a prize (pattern, yarn, hooks, etc.), please post a message in our Prizes thread with details of the prize your are offering.
Please feel free to post about and discuss the 2014 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece on your blogs, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, Pinterest, and to invite your friends to come participate with us. (See disclaimer below: please do not refer to this event as the Crochet Olympics.) Use the hashtag #CGAG.
Although we are holding this event at the time of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the 2014 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece are not officially affiliated with or endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, the British Olympic Committee, or the Olympic Committee of any other country.