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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Lino » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:55 pm

I wonder what they will say about curling in 2 years time :lol:
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby The Sixpence » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:06 am

I'd like to see the sports we did at school sports day added into the mix.

Having the egg and spoon race, the sack race, the relay race (incorporating running through a hoola hoop, throwing a bean bag and a sprint), the three-legged race, balancing a bean bag on your head race and the wheelbarrow race would make it more entertaining!
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Elessar » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:53 am

It'd be good to see Wiggins and Hoy competing in the slow bike race.
 
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Kes » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:16 pm

The Sixpence wrote:I'd like to see the sports we did at school sports day added into the mix.

Having the egg and spoon race, the sack race, the relay race (incorporating running through a hoola hoop, throwing a bean bag and a sprint), the three-legged race, balancing a bean bag on your head race and the wheelbarrow race would make it more entertaining!


I think there's definitely room to do some "It's A Knockout" Jeux Sans Frontiers style events. Try doing the 100m on plastic sheeting against three mad Spaniards firing water cannons! Have a go at doing that in under ten seconds, Mr Usain Bolt fella! Especially towing a big f*ck off rubber bungy strap!
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Cool Cat » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:29 pm

The Sixpence wrote:I'd like to see the sports we did at school sports day added into the mix.

Having the egg and spoon race, the sack race, the relay race (incorporating running through a hoola hoop, throwing a bean bag and a sprint), the three-legged race, balancing a bean bag on your head race and the wheelbarrow race would make it more entertaining!

Sadly they don't even have those at schools now, health & safety :roll:
 
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Kes » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:37 pm

What possible risk could there be to lashing two childrens' legs together, and making them run 50 metres? Make it 50m through the centre of somewhere like Damascus, or Tower Hamlets, and I can see that you might need to fill out a risk assessment form for that one.

You couldn't half have fun these days putting a bit of double-sided carpet tape between your spoon and your hard boiled egg.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Cool Cat » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:40 pm

Kes wrote:What possible risk could there be to lashing two childrens' legs together, and making them run 50 metres? Make it 50m through the centre of somewhere like Damascus, or Tower Hamlets, and I can see that you might need to fill out a risk assessment form for that one.

You couldn't half have fun these days putting a bit of double-sided carpet tape between your spoon and your hard boiled egg.

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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Kes » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:45 pm

I'm sure I remember one game involving a team trying to carry a medicine ball from one end of the gym to the other, past the "other team", and you could use virtually any form of restraint to protect your ball carrier. The sports teacher had done the maths though, and when you worked out one of your team had the ball, and the rest were each holding off an attacker, it meant that they still had one left over. This was a VERY violent game as I remember.

Being fourteen or fifteen, I think we all secretly hoped the girls would challenge us to a match. Though on reflection, I might not have hit sixteen still carrying my own medicine balls, if they had.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby The Sixpence » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:54 pm

The girls were rough in PE - especially in hockey!
 
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Lino » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:39 pm

Pancake race.
do you have this one?
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in Portuguese, jogo da macaca.
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Re: Olympics 2012

Postby Kes » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:46 am

Hopscotch.

Apparently, according to a friend of mine who was out "there" just after GWII, the SAS used to play this game in the middle of Iraqi minefields, just for a laugh.

Strange sense of humour those guys!

We can only hazard a guess that they'd checked the area first, when no-one was looking, and we're doing it for "effect" to convey the impression they were madder than a box of frogs.

Either that, or they really were!
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