Mr Price Sport BlogOlympics 2013

We interrupt this Wednesday morning to bring you some breaking news: I am taking part in a sporting event! Yes, I know don’t fall off your chair πŸ˜‰ When I received the invite from Mr Price Sport last week to take part in the inaugural BlogOlympics taking place today in Durban I knew I would be a bit out of my comfort zone but that it was an opportunity not to be missed! So this morning at the crack of dawn I will be joining various sports and lifestyle bloggers from across South Africa and winging our way to sunny Durbs (which I haven’t visited since I was 17!)


Mr Price Sport will be hosting the country’s first ever BlogOlympics at Moses Mabhida Stadium and the day will consist of a series of eight events that teams from Joburg, Cape Town and Durban will compete in. These include “Zoopery”, an obstacle course relay race, and a frisbee tossing competition. The winners of each event will be awarded gold medals and points towards their home city’s ranking, with the overall winners in the men and women’s divisions receiving a BlogOlympian trophy. EEEEK – I’m hoping I don’t bring down our total… I’m by no means an athlete (except for that one 400m race I won – in Std 9!) and some of the other competitors have run the Comrades Marathon (Tanya from Rattle & Mum) or taken part in the Olympics (Wade Paton, SA Hockey Player) Heaven help me!!

All eight events that make up the BlogOlympics make use of the Promaster range that is currently available in Mr Price Sport stores. These include the Afrisack, the Waboba Ball, the Zooper Ball, and the Super Frisbee. Each of the toys in the range has been included in events that will test our skill in various disciplines, while bringing a light-hearted element to the competition – eg. everyone will be laughing at me πŸ˜‰

There are 24 bloggers taking part in the Mr Price Sport BlogOlympics…

Representing Durban
Matthew Savides – The Sunday Times
Amith Gosai – Amg133
Sandile Nene – We blog for love
Nadia van der Mescht – NadiavdMescht
Chia Kougianos – The Socialite
Dimi Ingle – Style Scoop
Fathima Kathadra – Happiness is
Kevin Robarts – Outright Rugby
Abi Ray – East Coast Radio

Representing The Cape
Sibongile Mafu – Sboshmafu
Andrew Berry – we-are-awesome
Dylan Moore – Mr Cape Town
Tyrone Woods – My City by Night
Emma Jackson – Stuff by Miss Emma Jude
Matthew Nepgen – SA Sports Blog
Kathryn Rossiter – Becoming you

Representing Gauteng
Jacques Henning – The Yellow Cap
Lyton Sibanda – Just Curious
Tanya Kovarsky – Tanya Kovarsky / Rattle & Mum
Kirsty Bissett – Kirsty Bisset
Kate Nokwe – Kate Nokwe
Uno de Waal – 10and5
Nonhle Ndala – Mr Price Sport Ambassador
Wade Paton – SA Hockey player

Fortunately if the sport side of things takes a turn for the worse I will be making the most of my time in Durban – a tour of Moses Mabhida Stadium, a hotel stay courtesy of SunSquare Suncoast Hotel & Tsogo Sun, a dinner out at Spiga d’Ora!

The BlogOlympics will kick off at 10.00 am on Wednesday 13 November, and promises to be a fun-filled day. So if you’re in Durban, pull into Moses Mabhida and join in the festivities!

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Wish me luck (and send up a few prayers too please πŸ˜‰ )

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!


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