Cliffs of Dover Diving

Date: Monday, July 23

Venue: Olympic Pool (east side of Main Library)

Participation: Individual event

Event Description: At last, an event to test courage and aquatic skill. Divers stand on a stepladder and drop paperclips one-at-a-time into the pool below, trying to land the paper clips into the floating container. The diver with the highest score will win. Rounds will be conducted if the scoring demands.

To Register: Send your name and the name of this event to the IOOC Coordinator before 10 a.m. of the day of this event. Walk-ons also welcome. Note: Participation in the Games provides tacit permission for the future use of any photographs or videos.


1. Paper clips are dropped one-at-a-time into "pool".

2. All paperclips landing either into or on top of the paperclip container are counted.

3. Holding onto the stepladder for balance is permitted.

4. Leaning forward is not permitted (for safety reasons.)

5. Only Official Office Olympics paper clips may be used. Athletes may not provide their own paper clips. No assistive devices may be used.

6. Divers should wear non-slip footwear. Swimsuits and diving caps that are "library appropriate" are optional.

Judging: The diver with the highest score will win the gold medal. Rounds will be conducted if the scoring demands.

Judges: Marge Hayden, Tony Snyder, Diane May