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AFL Press Release

AFL Teams to Compete in "AFLympics"

Friday February 7, 2014

 CHICAGO – Arena Football League fans can help their team bring home the gold this year, as the AFL will host the first-ever “AFLympics”, the League office announced today.

Beginning on Monday, February 10, all 14 AFL teams will compete in a ten-day social media contest during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Each day at 12:00 p.m. ET, AFL teams will use the hashtag #AFLympics to share a photo on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that best represents their franchise, city and fans in the “event” of the day. Fans will have until 9:00 p.m. ET each night to like and retweet their favorite team’s post.

The team with the highest cumulative total of likes and retweets will receive the gold medal for that day, with the second and third place finishers receiving the silver and bronze, respectively. At the conclusion of the contest, the League office will announce the winners of the entire AFLympics, based on a medal count.

Contest Calendar
Day 1: 2/10 – Hometown Pride
Day 2: 2/11 – AFL Pulse
Day 3: 2/12 – History in the Making
Day 4: 2/13 – Alumni Spotlight
Day 5: 2/14 – Team Pride
Day 6: 2/17 – Award Watch
Day 7: 2/18 – Home-field Advantage
Day 8: 2/19 – Belles of the Ball
Day 9: 2/20 – AFL in Action
Day 10: 2/21 – Opening Night

About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire season. The AFL schedule then culminates with the ArenaBowl Championship game live on ESPN.