New Year’s Olympic fun

Tina Harbuck
Taking home the Gold in the Sandpiper Cove Olympics was Team 6 with captain Gail Shorten. [PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE LOG]

The games must go on.

After postponing due to rain on New Year’s Eve, the Sandpiper Cove Olympics hit the course on New Year’s Day with Canadians and Americans alike showing their stuff.

Bundled up, a group of more than 30 gathered at Sandpiper Cove on Holiday Isle in Destin to participate in various games.

Six teams rotated through six customized/abbreviated games of shuffleboard, golf, tennis/pickle ball, walking relay, horseshoe hoops and bocce ball.

Following along the lines of the Olympics, the day started with opening ceremonies with the lighting of the torch, which wouldn’t say lit due to the wind, and the American flag was paraded through the group before the competitions began.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the top three scoring teams. Gold medal athletes were also awarded commemorative Sandpiper Cove Olympic T-shirts.