Allied Office Olympics Wrap-Up

Office Olympics Medals

Official medals of the 2012 Allied Wire & Cable Office Olympics

We all got to enjoy the Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics last night, and with our Allied Office Olympics wrapping up as well, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on some of the highlights of the Games.

The first Allied Olympics included competitors from every department of Allied Wire & Cable, from the warehouse, to sales and accounting.

Our “In By One” Relay started the Games with a bang. The relay, patterned after the speedy service offered in our “In By One, Consider It Done” guarantee, began with an office chair race, followed by a packing competition. Once the package was ready to go, it was placed on a hand truck and delivered to the finish line. Despite heated competition, Joey, Byron, and Will came away with the gold.

Office Olympics Chair Races

First leg of the “In By One” Relay: office chair races

Wire Drum Basketball, an individual event, gave players the opportunity to showcase their shooting skills. Each person was given 30 seconds to sink as many shots as they could from the one, two, and three point lines. John M. won gold, and Kelly earned a silver medal, while Pete and “Big Cut” John tied for bronze.

Our Hand-Spooling Races were a true test of concentration and speed. In this individual event, competitors were each given a small wire spool and a length of cable. Wire flew through two different heats, as the players spooled the wire as quickly as possible. It was a close race – all of our winners finishing within two seconds of each other! The ladies of Allied came out on top with Kristen and Jenn earning gold and silver medals. “Big Cut” John came in third, earning his second bronze medal of the Games.

Office Olympics Wire Spool Roll

Competition heats up with our Spool Rolling Races.

Arguably one of the most competitive and exciting events of the Allied Olympics, our Spool Rolling Races challenged players to race while rolling large wire spools down the length of the parking lot. Pete crossed the finish line fastest, followed closely by Byron and Danny.

The final event of the Allied Olympics, the Water Relay, got everyone together. Split into two teams, players had to pass water from one end of their line to the other, using nothing but small paper cups. It was a close race, but when the second team’s water overflowed our measuring cup, it was clear who had claimed the gold.

See all the action in our video of the Allied Olympic Games.

Allied Office Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Tim presents medals to the winners of our Hand-Spooling Races at the Closing Ceremonies.

The Allied Olympics culminated in our own Closing Ceremonies. Our winners for each event received gold, silver, and bronze medals for their performance. Medalists climbed our own spool platforms to accept their awards, take advantage of their office-wide bragging rights, and enjoy their moments of glory!

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We are sad to say goodbye to the Allied Olympics and the London Olympic Games, but we love reflecting on all the fun we had. What was your favorite part of the Olympics?

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Phoenix, AZ; Bedford, NH; Pewaukee, WI; Rochester, NY, Tampa, FL; and Mt. Juliet, TN. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at

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