Ginger Sooty, GLOVE PUPPET OF DREAMS provides a daily round-up of events at the London 2012 Olympics that are, quite simply London 2012.
Well Folks - What A Day!
Nadzeya Ostapchuk won gold in the Women’s shot putt. Her hairstyle reminded me of Gordon Strachan circa 1988.
Australian Tom Slingsby won a gold in the Laser class sailing. They will soon catch up with New Zealand! (Not that we are gloating after decades of drubbings from them – oh yes we are!)
These two seem to be enjoying themselves in the Greco-Roman wrestling!
A couple of sports to look out for.
1. Cistercian Dispersion - Dates back to 645 AD, when monks on Holy Island, busy being ascetic and wondering what to do about the sweat rash from their woollen robes are captured by Vikings.
One Norseman has the bright idea of seeing how far he can fling their separated heads. The best monk chucker was then entered into the Dark Ages favourite quiz show Supermarket Pillage.
The sport has received something of a revival in the last ten years. Although they don’t throw monks heads anymore! Instead a medicine ball with a wig glued onto it. But don’t worry the wig has a bald spot for a bit of authenticity.
Norway’s Jan-Dahl Tossderhead is favourite for gold although expect a challenge from the mighty Algerian Youssouf Al-Syrup.
2. Sausage Pocket
Marjorie Masticationio from Sicily can catch in the pocket of her slacks a flung sausage from a distance of 47 Metres!
A sport for all the family this one and with a tasty meaty snack never far away!
Marjorie hopes to land gold. She has already medalled in the Synchronised Bacon Waving with her partner Gina Pollo.
Team GB’s Penny Whistle will be her main rival although her use of a chipolata is sure to be a bone of contention.
Enjoy The Games!