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 - History was made yesterday!
Usain Bolt did the sprint double, lolloping round the 200 metres in next to no time and became the first man to defend both sprint titles.
Team GB’s Nicola Adams became the first woman to win a gold in boxing when she beat China’s Rencan in a thrilling contest.
Holland tonked GB 9-2 to go into the men’s hockey final. As you known thish givesh ush der chancesh to do der Dutsch accshent fur a liddle while.
A couple of sports to look out for.
1. The Men’s 4×4 Gibber
A sport with a training regime like no other. Drinking, smoking, tottering, poor bladder control, teeth staining, sitting in pubs talking cobblers and eating greasy food of dubious quality on the way home, whilst talking more nonsense.
Every day. For decades.
“Gibber is to human endeavour what Big Bang Theory is to the salad dressings.” Stephen Hawking
“I think therefore I gibber.” D’escartes
“Has anyone seen my socks?” Billy Bob Thornton
Team GB’s Quartet of Harding, O’Brien, Smyth and the anchorman Henderson, will be going for gold.
“Top Gibber!” we hope to be saying this evening. A film of their exploits, “Gibbers of Fire” is to be released later in the year.
Expect strong competition from the Nepalese.
2. Broad Bean Knee Crush
As Jacques Rogge said, “Let legumes begin!”
For vegetable fanciers the highlight of the games. Jumping from a height of 10 metres, competitors seek to crush broad beans, laid out in the image of Lord Coe, with their knees.
A sport that really gets the pulses racing.
Etienne Louvre is the favourite for the gold but expect Lambang Sillowotbanglangtangbingbangabongivegotalovelybunchofcoconuts from Thailand to press her hard.
Enjoy The Games!