# The Distance Olympics

There should be Olympics of other difficult tasks. National teams, plus individual stateless people.

All events take place in the exact center of a perfectly circular white room, or else on an infinite, perfectly flat plane with no weather. Or else on a standardized flat plane without landmarks. For point positioning events, participant can position all the markers.

## Distance

Draw two dots exactly one foot apart. Score is how close they came to exactly correct. Divisions: 1 foot, 1 meter, 10 feet.

## Length

Draw a straight line exactly 1 meter long. Time limits: 3 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes.

## Walking

Drop a marker, then walk to place another marker exactly one mile away. Time limits: 5 minutes, 8 minutes, 25 minutes. Variants: Challenging terrain.

## Area

Trample exactly 1 square meter of grass.

## Shapes

Place three dots in a perfect equilateral triangle, with side length 100m.

## Draw a perfect circle

In chalk. Scoring is done with a camera which inscribes the largest possible circle in what is drawn. Testing would be needed to determine the best scoring algorithm. After a circle is drawn, another circle would be inscribed

• in (largest)
• outside (smallest)

of the drawn circle, and then we would look at either:

• The area of the area between the drawn circle and the perfect circle.
• The maximum distance (along the line of a radius of the inner circle) between the inscribed circle and the drawn circle.

## Guess the weight of things:

You are allowed to touch & pick them up.

• A metal block
• A giant rock (of a known material, all above-ground). divisions: 1-10kg, 10-100kg, 100-1000kg

## Choose the heavier of two objects

Whose weight might be very similar indeed.