From the Daily News:
A laid-off computer programmer is putting on the Unemployment Olympics next week at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.
The jobless can take a break from scanning the classifieds and updating their résumés to compete in events like the Fax Machine Toss and the You're Fired Race.
Nick Goddard, 26, came up with the idea when he lost his position last month, and he got a permit to stage the Olympiad at the ballfields at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. "Maybe it will lift everyone's spirits a little," Goddard said yesterday. "Originally, my thought was just to make people laugh."
There will be four events, including Pin the Blame on the Bosses featuring blindfolded competitors - and a stress-relieving piñata.
And there's a Web site.