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Showing posts with label olympics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label olympics. Show all posts

Friday, 3 August 2012

Gold medals for Story Lab!

We got there first with the old gold medal malarkey with the kids (& cat) in Story Lab for the Summer Reading Challenge! Yay!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Olympic facts #3

Seeing as we just got our first gold in rowing I thought it'd be pertinent to mention how swimming & rowing were intertwined in the 1900 Paris Olympics where the swimming events took place in the river Seine including an obstacle race which swimmers had to clamber over & under rowing boats(!)

(& don't get me started on ducks!)




Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Olympic Facts #2

Ok, we just got a silver medal in equestrian thingies - as I remember showjumping was on the telly ALL OF THE TIME* in the early / mid seventies - FACT!

*Apart from when the creepy test card girl was on

Olympic facts #1

At the 1900 Paris Olympics they used live pigeons for the shooting event. 300 birds were released and Leon de Lunden won gold when he shot 21 of them. 


(surely London 2012 definitely missed a trick here - certainly give old Nelson a break?)


(from Fitter, Faster, Funnier Olympics: Everything You Wanted to Know About The Olympics But Were Too Afraid to Ask - by Micheal Cox, A & C Black Publishers Ltd)


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Olympics for TFL




Breaking all the health & safety rules known to man for TFL's in-house (station?) magazine (now will you PLEASE stop those annoying Boris announcements on the buses?!?)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Economist Technology Quarterly





Had a lot of fun tackling this cover & insides for The Economist Technology Quarterly for an article called ‘Can The Scientists Keep Up’about drug testing in sport

(They also indulged my delving into the murky world of Inca coca leaf chewing, Viking psyllocybin abuse & other drug abuse in the ancient world which was alluded to in the article along with some gratuitous 'biros in lab coat' scientist clich├ęs!)

For previous work for The Economist click here
Read the article here
http://www.economist.com/node/21548498

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Synchronised swimming & lycanthropy


Be honest, who hasn't always wanted to know what would happen if a synchronised swimmer was ravished by a werewolf? They missed a trick in the 2012 Olympics I tell ya!