The Olympics are a recurring international gathering where players compete in minigames for medals. The event is loosely modeled after the real-life Olympic Games.
The First Olympics were held in Yoahtl across five evenings from Friday, June 22nd 2018 to Tuesday, June 26th 2018 with many total participants from many nations. The Second Olympics were held in The Commonwealth, from Monday, 7th January 2019 through to Sunday 13th, with after parties at nearby locations following the events. The Third Olympics were held in Gensokyo from Friday, 10th May 2019 through to Sunday 12th. The Fourth Olympics were held in Mount Augusta from 14th August 2019 to 18th August. Each had multiple nations compete and saw a multitude of athletic and non-athletic events held.
The Olympics is run by an international organization that selects each location for every Olympic Games. Another attempt at the Olympic games has been planned, Icenia have announced that they plan to host the 5th Olympics in June 2021.
The events are mostly typical Minecraft minigames such as Spleef and Thimble but also include imitations of real Olympic games such as Archery and Racing. Typical events that occur are:
Hit the target with a bow
First to the end wins
Try and shoot the other teams' boats, last team with people in boats wins
Destroy all of the opponents' vehicles before they destroy yours
Capture the Flag
Kill another player in your territory to capture them, reach the enemy's jail to return a captured player, get the enemy's flag to score a point; first to the set number of points wins
Typical 2d chess
Throw the flint to your teammates and into the goal; no moving while you hold the flint
Hoes, speed pots, brews, and food only; last man standing wins
First to the end wins
King of the Ladder
Last man standing on the ladder pole wins, try to knock others off
Get the best time on a course of jumps
Pillar of Doom
Each participant has 64 blocks and a bow; try to build the tallest pillar while knocking your opponents down!
Last man standing wins
Last team standing wins
Outrun your opponents around and through the island and down its sides
Sky Wars FFA
Try to survive in the sky; chests with items will help you; last man standing wins
Destroy the ground under your opponents to make them fall
Take turns landing in water pool, when you land you place a block in the water that might kill others
Horse racing, running (possibly with parkour), boating.