New York Park Sight Of Jobless Olympics

Tompkins Square Park in New York City on Tuesday hosts an event organizers are calling the Unemployment Olympics. Events include the Fax Machine Toss and Pin the Blame on the Bosses. Bars and restaurants have donated prizes. To take part, you have to prove you've lost your job.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

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Back in the 19th century, workers rioted in Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park. Tomorrow, the unemployed will be demonstrating more irony than anger. Anyone who can prove they've lost a job can - pink slips anyone - will be able to compete in the Unemployment Olympics. Among the challenges, the fax machine toss and pin the blame on the bosses. These days, qualifying is a little easier. The 26-year-old organizer was laid off just recently.

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