Nintendo Holds The First Wii Olympics

Are you the best Wii gamer in the country? Nintendo gives you a chance to prove your mettle in the first-ever Wii Games: Summer 2010, and it all starts in the cradle of civilization: New Jersey.

Kicking off on July 16 at the Liberty State Park in New Jersey, the Wii Games: Summer 2010 is a chance for Wii players of all ages to shine in five different events: Wii Sports Resort Bowling and Basketball, the Wii Fit Hula Hoop challenge, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Mario Kart Wii.

Throughout the summer events will be held at Six Flag theme parks in California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, with additional events held at 16 shopping malls across the country. Two and four-player teams are eligible to enter, with teen, adult, super adult, and combined age groups allowing the whole family to participate.

Qualifying winners will travel to Los Angeles for the national championships, where they'll battle it out for game systems, entertainment centers, a cruise, trophies, and of course, bragging rights.

"The Wii Games: Summer 2010 events are a celebration of the fun, active, inclusive spirit of Wii," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "I'm sure players will have fun interacting with friends and family members while they train for each event. Even better, they'll get to demonstrate their skills in front of enthusiastic audiences everywhere."

Have you got what it takes? Probably not, but visit the event's official website for more details anyway.