Sports the Olympics Forgot – Donkey Jousting

This is an excerpt from the Donkey Jousting story in the book, Sports the Olympics Forgot The sport of Donkey Jousting has taken place under the walls of Caernarvon Castle in North-West Wales since 1300 when King Edward I was building the castle that’s seen today by thousands of visitors. The original jousters were Welsh soldiers who wereContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Donkey Jousting”

Sports the Olympics Forgot – The Skipping Games

This is an excerpt from the Skipping Games story in the book, Sports the Olympics Forgot The Skipping Games take place in Skipton on the last Saturday of September. As the name suggests all the events require the contestant to skip rope during the race. The rope must be in use at all times andContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – The Skipping Games”

Sports the Olympics Forgot – Pyramid Racing

This is an excerpt from the Pyramid Racing story in the book, Sports the Olympics Forgot A basic pyramid race comprises four racers, one for each of the edges. The idea is that the contestants start the race 50 yards from their corner of the pyramid. They stand by an empty plinth and wait for the StartingContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Pyramid Racing”

Sports the Olympics Forgot – Bocket

This is an excerpt from the “Bocket” story in my book, Sports the Olympics Forgot The game of Bocket is played throughout the Indian sub-continent but first started in Dacca in Bangladesh. Bocket is a combination of Bowls and Cricket and allows people in bowling clubs to still play a version of their game afterContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Bocket”