TNT is probably one of the most versatile items in vanilla Minecraft. It can be used to quickly blow up obstructions while digging, fired from cannons to explode an entrance into your enemy’s base, or used for traps to kill people who trespass too close to your vaults. There is a whole new world of other possibilities revealed when you try out the TNT Olympics map. This one features a number of events that resemble events from the real Olympics, but many of them have custom tweaks and quirks, with the majority utilizing TNT blocks in some fun, crazy way.
The full list of events includes favorites like javelin throwing, the balance beam, hurdles, vaulting, and even swimming, just to name a few. To get the most out of TNT Olympics, you’ll probably want to play on Creative mode, or with mods to make players immune to damage. All that TNT will cause a lot of damage to the actual arena itself too, so be sure to keep a backup copy of TNT Olympics saved somewhere in case you want to quickly reload it and play it again. The biggest obstacle to enjoying this map is finding enough competitive people to make the events fun.
Rather than writing out what each activity involves, the author made YouTube videos illustrating each activity.
In this event, athletes showcase their strength and precision as they launch a javelin, a spear-like object, as far as possible. Competitors must employ proper techniques to generate maximum distance, making it an exciting display of power and accuracy.
This event tests the skill and precision of shooters as they aim to hit clay targets launched into the air. Participants must react quickly, aim accurately, and exhibit excellent hand-eye coordination to shoot down as many targets as possible, making it a thrilling and fast-paced competition.
High Jump & Long Jump
This combined event highlights the athletic prowess of competitors in the field of track and field. In the high jump, athletes aim to clear a horizontal bar at increasing heights, showcasing their ability to soar gracefully over impressive heights. The long jump, on the other hand, focuses on leaping as far as possible from a running start, emphasizing explosive power and technique.
400m Hurdles and Gymnastics Vault
This event showcases two distinct disciplines. In the 400m hurdles, athletes race around the track while navigating a series of hurdles, testing their speed, endurance, and ability to seamlessly leap over barriers. In gymnastics vault, gymnasts display their agility, strength, and grace as they perform complex acrobatic maneuvers over a vaulting table, captivating the audience with their athleticism.
Rowing is a team event where participants work in unison to propel a boat forward using oars. The crew must synchronize their movements and apply powerful strokes to achieve maximum speed. This physically demanding sport requires teamwork, coordination, and immense strength, creating an exhilarating spectacle on the water.
This gymnastics event focuses on a narrow beam placed at a considerable height above the ground. Gymnasts must perform a series of acrobatic and dance elements while maintaining perfect balance. The balance beam routine requires precision, concentration, and poise, with any misstep resulting in deductions, making it a captivating and challenging event to watch.
Synchronized swimming combines the grace of swimming with the artistry of dance. Teams of swimmers perform synchronized routines in the water, combining intricate movements, formations, and lifts with precise timing and synchronization. The athletes’ underwater maneuvers, flexibility, and elegance create a visually stunning and captivating display of synchronized athleticism.
Equestrianism (Horse Riding)
Equestrianism is a sport that involves horse riding and encompasses various disciplines. Riders demonstrate their mastery of horsemanship, communication with their steeds, and technical skills in events such as show jumping, dressage, and cross-country. The sport combines the athleticism and grace of both horse and rider, resulting in a compelling and elegant display of harmony between the two.