Food and Drink

How to Turn the Olympics Opening Ceremony into a Drinking Game

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evgenii mitroshin / Shutterstock
evgenii mitroshin / Shutterstock

The 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us, and we’re super excited to watch athletes from all over the world come together to compete in icy sporting competitions that magically combine strength and beauty and poetry and lycra (aka figure skating)-along with all of the other events. We’ll be tuning in as the athletes arrive in PyeongChang, South Korea, to fly their flags’ colors at the opening ceremony on February 9-but we don’t know how the committee will be able to top the mind-warping performances of the 2008 Beijing opening ceremony. So, to make things more interesting, we devised this handy drinking game to play during the opening ceremony. No matter whether the show is spectacular or lackluster, this game will keep you entertained and glued to the tube. Gather some pals and a beverage that best represents the country you’re rooting for, and get to cheering in 24 different languages.

Take a sip if:

  • A dancer is a step behind on choreography
  • An audience member is teary-eyed
  • They show the parents of an athlete
  • The announcers say the word “champion”
  • They show the Olympic mascot, Soohorang
  • An athlete holds up a finger to indicate their country is No. 1
  • A team from a country that never experiences snow enters the stadium
  • A commentator mentions Russian doping
  • An athlete takes a selfie
  • A team walks out in matching hats
  • The Olympic rings are formed using human bodies

Take two sips if:

  • An athlete sticks their tongue out for the camera
  • There’s a pyrotechnics display, including fireworks
  • You witness an impressive martial arts performance
  • A boisterous audience member is wrapped in an American flag
  • Someone carrying a large flag accidently hits themself in the face
  • A bunch of balloons are released
  • An athlete comes out carrying an actual video camera, filming the event
  • A child performer does something impressive

Take a shot when:

  • They sing the South Korean national anthem
  • There’s an aeronautics performance
  • The audience participates with a visual display

Take a flaming shot when:

The Olympic torch is lit (except don’t actually light a shot on fire unless you are an experienced bartender and even then it’s probably not a great idea)

Finish your drink when:

The Tonga Flag Bearer makes his long-awaited return

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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