Archive | July 23, 2014

100 days – Day 92

100 days – Day 92

The Commonwealth Games start today in Glasgow.

 

Originally, the opening ceremony for the  Games was going to feature derelict council tower blocks being demolished, before the organisers realised that the competition would last at least twelve years.

 

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Team Scotland’s Glasgow 2014 parade uniform. Maybe this is why Chris Hoy decided to retire before the games.

 

A Scotsman, an Englishman and a Northern Irishman want to get into the Games but they haven’t got tickets.

The Scotsman picks up a manhole-cover, tucks it under his arm and walks to the gate. “McTavish, Scotland” he says, “Discus”, and in he walks.

The Englishman picks up a length of scaffolding and slings it over his shoulder. “Waddington-Smythe, England,” he says, “Pole vault,” and in he walks.

The Irishman looks around, picks up a roll of barbed wire and tucks it under his arm. “O’Malley, Northern Ireland,” he says, “Fencing.”

 

The Commonwealth Games facilities are awful.If I were a top athlete there’s no way I’d inject myself with steroids in those toilets.

 

 

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