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Published on July 12th, 2013

The Ninth Chap Olympiad was another sensational display of sporting ineptitude and sartorial prowess. New events bread basketball, passing the port, well dressage and bakewell battles proved the ultimate challenge for chaps and chapettes to strive for the gold cravat, while maintaining immaculate trouser creases and upright moustaches.

The winner of the coveted accolade was Mr. Russell Nash. Photos of the event here: www.flickr.com

8 Responses to “The Chap Olympiad 2013”

  1. Mart says:

    Telegram STOP Regarding this event and your periodical STOP Please don’t ever ever STOP

  2. Archibald (Harry) Tuttle says:

    Bravo to the jolly old Health and Safety, I say. Would you believe several Chaps were on the verge of dangerously flinging themselves and their partners recklessly around in time with modern music in some unusual pastime known as “dancing”?! Fortunately and with great forethought and responsibility the H&S intervened in the nick of time and saved them from terrible injury – or worse – actually enjoying themselves. That sort of thing obviously won’t do at all. Best to simply heed H&S’s expert advice and dress in sackcloth and ashes and wait quietly for the Grim Reaper chappy to visit.

    • Red Astair says:

      I would wager that the Health and Safety Executive had nothing to do with the preposterous ban on dancing (on the stage) and that it was entirely down to the organisers who, not content to fleece Joe Public at the ludicrously overpriced bar, have now decreed that the possibility of someone stubbing a toe or losing an eyelash is too great a risk to take in today’s litigious society (even though attempting to dance on lumpy and glass-strewn grass is far more likely to result in injury). Bravo to all who attempted to defy the ban, even though they were quickly shooed from the stage by over-zealous and remarkably humourless bouncers.

      I hear that hi-vis jerkins and safety boots are to be worn by anyone daring to enter the hazardous confines of Bedford Square next year.

      • Mr. Gaylord Fistington says:

        Those impertinent boun(c/d)ers, particularly that bald fellow with the vein three inches thick pulsating from his neck, rather po-facedly informed me and my partner that if we didn’t get off the stage, the Olympiad would not be allowed to be held at Bedford Square next year.

        Well, why don’t the Chap take these fellows up on their impertinent offer and find somewhere a little less Health & Safety-conscious?

  3. The Earl of Essex says:

    The whole question of being unable to dance on the stage was unfortunate, but was deemed necessary by the organisers due to an incident last year.
    I do believe that within the confines of a large park, in which the stage forms a small part, there is plenty of room for dancing; I might also add that the stage has not been there since time immemorial, and was established some three years ago for the sole purpose of giving the spectators a better view of the games.

  4. Albion says:

    I have been a stalwart supporter of The Chap Olympiad for some years. This year there was a noticeable change of atmosphere, not just due to the rather heavy – handed “supervision” by “door supervisors”, but the very large number of attendees, many of whom were hardly sporting the right togs. One man was seen wearing flip-flops. Doubtless Gustav Temple will be reviewing the feedback. Adjustments can be made for next year’s event accordingly, for this is England and we are reasonable people.

  5. Everard Felchett says:

    In re the illicit jiving, what astonished me is that, while the organisers managed to have competitors sign away their lives for injuries sustained through battering one another with umbrellae and dashing about the stage on velocipedes, they weren’t capable of providing a simple dancing waiver at the gate, or, as we were forced to buy our tickets from Jonny Interweb, adding an electronic caveat at that stage, as British Rail have these days. Approximately three mintues’ exercise of the grey matter in advance of the event would have solved this, as I managed it it that time in a state of not inconsiderable inebriation on the day.

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