Inside the wild ‘Housekeeping Olympics’ where Las Vegas hotel staff battle it out in a vacuum race and a mop relay for the gold medal

  • Every year for the last 30 years, housekeepers from the biggest Las Vegas hotels have done battle in the Housekeeping Olympics.
  • Contests include a bed-making race, the buffer pad toss, a vacuum race, a mop relay, and the toilet roll toss.
  • The 2019 event was won by housekeepers from The Venetian, who saw off competition from The Mirage.
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For 30 years, staff working at Las Vegas’ top hotels have come together once a year to fight it out in the Housekeeping Olympics.

Events include speed bed making, the buffer pad toss, the vacuum race, the mop relay, the toilet paper toss and the executive relay.

The 2019 event was won in October by the team from The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, who beat challengers from 14 other hotels to win gold at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The Mirage, which won in 2017 and 2018, came second. Circus Circus came third.

Here’s a look at what its like.