VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #185: It Had A Local Version Of The Chap Olympiad

As London gets ready to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, those Brits who suffer a deficit of natural sporting ability but a surplus in style and good humour have just concluded their own games, The Chap Olympiad. The competitions therein poke Pythonesque fun at English stereotypes and include such challenges as Umbrella Jousting, Shouting At Foreigners, and Ironing Board Surfing. I don’t know how well it would translate across the pond, but it would be worth a laugh to try. And nevermind the Dragon Boat races. I want to see stuff like Yoga Pant Relay, NIMBY High Jump, Luongo Shotput, and Angry Cyclist Javelin. Surely we have enough stereotypes of our own to figure something out?

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  1. Being English, a gentleman and an avid reader of The Chap I do feel that this city lacks gentlemen of good manners and respect. I would guess that it would also be difficult to find a chap that has no idea of the perfect angle of a doffed cap, the lay of a fez or a basic grasp of pipe semaphore.

    Good day to you

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