Publication: YAHOO! Sports
By Deborah Braconnier, Yahoo! Contributor Network Mar 28, 10:03 am EDT
Have you always wanted to go and see the athletes compete in the Olympics? Would you love to see London this summer as it hosts the 2012 Olympic Games? Is the only thing stopping you your budget? Well, the International Olympic Committee may have a way around that. However, it will require you to get creative and put yourself on camera.
The International Olympic Committee is running a campaign called "Show Your Best to the World." This campaign is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of people all over the world, no matter what it is. Are you an accomplished athlete? Have you made your mark playing a musical instrument? Is your toddler a budding athlete or an amazing dancer? If you even come close to one of these ideas then it is time to get the video camera out.
The contest works by people uploading a short video of their greatest accomplishment. The videos are then published on the Olympic website for visitors to vote on. Top videos in each month can win prizes ranging from an Olympic watch to a Samsung Tab 7.1 tablet. But the big prize is a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games and a chance to be featured on an Olympic television spot that will be seen worldwide.
However, if you want a chance to win the final trip to the Games, you need to get that video camera out and get busy. All entries must be submitted by April 15th in order to be eligible.
So, if you never could come up with a crazy video that you thought might win on America's Funniest Home Videos, this may be your chance to get your video out there and win an amazing trip to London. And don't think you have to be fantastic at an Olympic sport to enter. I have been going through the videos and have found everything from the traditional Olympic sports to waterskiing, treadmill running, stunt bike riding, dogs running up hills and everything in between. Nothing is off limits.
So, visit the official website here, check out the rules, grab your video camera and go out and have some fun. Who knows, you may just be lucky enough to find yourself spending your summer vacation in London.
Deborah Braconnier is a former athlete and avid sports and Olympics fan. She now works as a freelance writer and Featured Contributor for the Olympics and NFL and brings her love of sports to her writing. Follow her on Twitter @fwcdebora
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