Gin, Umbrella Jousting, Gin, Three-Trousered Limbo, Gin, Moustache Wrestling, Gin, Quill Throwing, Gin and Bounders.

Did I mention the gin?

One of the summer highlights is The Chap magazine’s annual Olympiad, a series of very English exertions performed in a city garden square.

The competitive events, as always, will rely more on dashing panache, wit and skullduggery than athletic prowess. The contestants will be dressed in a manner that is totally unsuitable for sport – yet ideal for strutting about and looking wonderful.

Umbrella Jousting - 2015 Olympiad

Umbrella Jousting – 2015 Olympiad

New events will be created especially for 2016, and old events that refuse to become unpopular will continue to fill the fixtures.

Another first for 2016 is that a couple will be getting married on the Chap Olympic track – but only if the groom has performed appallingly in several events. All guests are invited — having no choice in the matter.

The Olympiad takes place on 16th July, and tickets cost a spiffing £26.50 per gentleman, or lady, and can be booked here.

Ironing Board Relay

Ironing Board Relay

Please be advised that during the Games themselves, anyone testing negative for alcohol content in the bloodstream will be disqualified, and sent to the emergency gin tent for urgent retonification.

Did I mention the gin?

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