NewsAugust 18, 2019

The 11th Annual Mini Olympics have kicked off at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has kicked off its annual Mini Olympics on August 16th.

The Mini Olympics is a celebrated annual colleague activity at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives where team spirit and working together, fun, friendship and most of all laughter outweighs the competition.


This is the 11th edition of the sports event where employees gather for two weeks of fun-filled sports and games.

Team – Work Better Together

The Kandooma Mini Olympics consists of 5 houses named after IHG’s “Winning Ways” which is at the core of our efforts to deliver “True Hospitality” for all. The teams – Show We Care, Aim Higher, Do The Right Thing, Celebrate Difference and Work Better Together will be competing against each other in many activities such as Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Swimming, Cricket along with many games that are uniquely “Maldivian” such as Baibalaa, Bashi and Digu.

The annual Mini Olympics was officially launched by Hon. Minister Ahmed Mahloof – Minister of Youth, Sports & Community Empowerment. At the opening ceremony, he spoke passionately about work-life balance and highlighted the importance of sporting activities to motivate young talent.


Accessible by a 40-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers 160 villas in four different styles of beach and garden villas, beach houses, family villas and overwater villas. Guests can enjoy a work-out at the fitness centre, run on the jogging track around the island or enjoy Thai massages and body treatments which are available at Kandooma Spa.