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Berlin Hosts Hipster Olympics Complete With Ironic Games [Pics]

Berlin Hosts Hipster Olympics Complete With Ironic Games [Pics]
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The hip city of Germany sees athletes compete in skinny-jean tug-of-war.

Yi Chen
  • 27 july 2012


A city that is often referred to as the next Silicon Valley for its booming startup scene, is bound to spawn hipsters in Ray-Ban sunglasses, vintage accessories, and an acquired taste in music and coffee. Last weekend, the hip kids of Berlin hosted the second annual Hipster Olympics, which attracted over 6,000 people. 12 teams of five ‘athletes’ went head-to-head in ironic games like skinny-jeans tug-of-war, jute-bag race, horn-rimmed glasses-throwing contest, and a vinyl-spinning marathon.

Hundreds of hopeful applicants applied online, where the final teams were selected by the Original Hipster Olympics Committee. 24-year-old Alexander Bernikas, the head of the committee, commented that, “It was ironic and it was fun, but it was also very competitive. It required some thought and conditioning.”

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Photos courtesy of Adam Berry / Getty Images

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