July 8, 2012

The Chap Olympiad

With the opening of the 2012 Olympics just a few short weeks from now, there was another Olympiad taking place in London this weekend – the Chap Olympiad!chap4

Amongst the events in the Chap Olympiad are Butler Racing,chap3ironing board surfing, where contestants mount their ironing boards and are carried over the finishing line by their butlers and housekeepers;chap2umbrella jousting, where two chaps on bicycles approach each other along a boundary and use their brollies to knock each other off, protected by Bowler hats and reinforced copies of the Daily Telegraphchap1and the shouting at foreigners event, where contestants must pit their gentlemanly skills against a curmudgeonly, uncooperative foreign shop assistant.chap5

The Chap Olympiad describes itself as a celebration of eccentricity and athletic ineptitude with the emphasis on panache and style over sporting prowess. I am only sorry to have missed the trouser creasing event, but I am not sure that I could handle the excitement of it all!


  1. Only the Brits.

  2. OMG, hilarious!!

    Thank you for this!

  3. Funny, Meg! Reminds me of Monty Python's "upper class twits."

  4. @Mary, I was thinking Monty Python when I was going through this post, too! This must be so much fun in person.

  5. Meg what fun!! I would have really enjoyed watching this event! I would also love to hear what our friend Reggie thinks of this!

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  6. What a way to get one's exercise!! Mary

  7. British humor is just the best! Sent to clients in UK + I am hoping they went. Hysterical! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  8. Love the way the Poms (as we call them here) make fun of themselves


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