My friend Lisa told me that all female cyclists have to have hairy fannies. I’m not sure if it is true, I’m not 100% sure why she told me but I am sure that she knew how to get me interested in the Olympics. As the sun sets over the Copacabana and the GB athletes … More Teletext, The Mail and Hairy Fandangos. My review of the Olympics.
The Olympics are coming to a close and I hope my guides have held your hand throughout and allowed you to speak with authority on all things Olympian. It’s time for a final guide and whilst I may have led you to believe that cycling had the monopoly on mad variations on sport, the crazies … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part eight)
It’s been a few days since I last did an Olympics blog. Here’s my guide to the sports you may have watched and not had the faintest idea what was happening. Trampolining Trampolining is the one sport we all watch and think ‘I could do that.’ Anyone who bounced on their bed as a child … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part seven)
On the day that the proper football starts again in the Premier League, it appears that the proper sports are starting in the Olympics. Running and jumping and stuff rather than the novelty events that have been added to attract people who don’t like sports. I’ll get to the proper sports in a bit but … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part six)
Just a short one today because I have been finishing my third novel and I am off to the pub to celebrate. Today I’ve decided to pick two sports not normally associated with the Olympics and in my mind, not really associated with sport in any form. Golf and Tennis. Golf To call golf a … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part five)
Know nothing about shooting , fencing or canoeing? Keep on reading and you will soon be an expert. Shooting You would naturally assume that the Americans would clean up in the shooting competitions with their predilection for taking a pot shot at almost anything that moves. That assumption does not take into consideration the trigger … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part four)
Today’s sports for your education are Gymnastics, The Marathon and Diving. Gymnastics I used to work with the wife of a former Olympic gymnast and BBC commentator but this adds nothing to the blog, just reminding you that I am a friend of the stars. Gymnastics is split into two distinct disciplines. ‘Means of escape’ … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part three)
Following on from yesterday’s successful guide to Judo, Beach Volleyball and Rugby Sevens, here are today’s essential guide to three sports you previously didn’t care about. Equestrian Dressage Invented in France in 1832 by Jacques Saddle, Equestrian Dressage was originally known as Cheval de Ponce. Dressage came to being due to a slight communication issue … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part two)
Do you find yourself baffled when the finer points of the Olympics are discussed? Don’t know your ippons from your en gardes? Are you a little lost when the pub bore explains the finer points of olympian table tennis? Don’t worry, help is at hand with my simpleton’s guide to the Olympics. I will give you … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics.