Thursday, 19 July 2012

Olympic bunting, Oakley treasure hunting


The Olympic bunting is up in many places around Manchester in anticipation of the small part the city is playing in London’s 2012 Olympics, i.e. hosting a selection of the football matches.

Californian sportswear company Oakley has three stores around Manchester and is launching a national treasure hunt challenge as their contribution to this summer of sport. They have chosen six secret locations around the UK – including Manchester– as part of a Treasure Hunt Challenge to find “exclusive heritage products”.

In order to locate them, you have to visit www.facebook.com/oakleyeurope and solve daily clues. Fans are also encouraged to post images of themselves wearing some of the many Oakley styles from the past four decades- they first specialised in sports eye wear but later branched into further areas of sportswear. The treasure hunt commences on Sunday 22nd July and mixes social media interaction with real-life treasure seeking.  When the final clue is revealed, a race will be on to find the heritage prizes.  Six Treasure Hunt winners will be entered into a Grand Prize Draw for a chance to meet with some of the world’s leading athletes at Oakley’s Safehouse.

The Grand Prize winner will also be able to enjoy the Oakley sponsored ‘Designed To Win’ exhibition at London’s Design Museum – showcasing innovative sports equipment and celebrating the ways in which design has helped shaped the world of sport.

For the chance to participate in the Treasure Hunt Challenge go to www.facebook.com/oakleyeurope or follow #OwnAPieceOfHistory via www.twitter.com/oakleyeurope.  For more information about the Designed to Win exhibition, see: http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2012/designed-to-win

Linking to this week's Skywatch Friday posts.


16 comments:

  1. I do love a treasure hunt, although I rarely win!

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  2. Great article dear Chrissy and I love the first picture with the colorful flags, it's awesome!
    Léia

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  3. Not that I am cynical but Manchester's attempts to obtain the Olympics got much less government support than London's attempt received. But maybe that's just me .....

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    1. How true- the 1996 and 2000 bids were not supported by London as they could have been. I think a north-west England bid would have worked well, with the Lakes great for water sports, the Irish Sea for sailing, the Peaks for cycling and other n-w towns and cities like Liverpool playing their part. Oh well, the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester were a great success and I shall be reflecting a little on those here at the blog, during the Olympics.

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  4. Great post Chrissy. Thank you.

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  5. The Olympics are getting to be one big selling event, and much less about the actual sporting event. Personally, I spend all the government money elsewhere ...

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    1. Me too Paul... it is far too commercial

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  6. Very beautiful photos for SWF and a great post,Chrissy!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  7. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. I guess all of Britain is hoping you have blue skies for the Olympics .... great to see the flags against clear skies.

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  9. Beautifully captured.

    My Sky shots.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  10. Wonderful. Mood and Energy around must be great. Miss running and riding a bike. Please have a good Friday.

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  11. Love those colorful flags against the sky. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Looks like lots of SWF had beautiful blue skies this week.

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  13. Nice, i like your first photo, its cool looking.


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