Pigeon Olympics News: Poussain Bolt Loses 1m Sprint

Seeing as my role as Time Out mag’s Olympic commentator has meant I’ve had to split my days between the Pigeon Olympics and the ‘other’ Olympics, I haven’t been able to cover it as much as I would have liked. Not selling out, just been too busy flying backwards and forwards to bloody Stratford. Jesus. I’ve already racked up enough air miles to fly me first class to Rio.

Hyde Park’s a laugh though. If you haven’t been, you should go. There’s wood chip all over the floor and more throwaway than you can shake a stick at. Every sort of food under the sun, if there was any sun, but don’t get me started on that one.

There are loads of big screens too so you get to see all sorts of sports you’ve never heard of, like trampolining. Going there later unless the fucking rain comes back again.

Anyway, back to the 2012 Pigeon Olympics. Of course all games have had to be suspended when it rains so it’s been a bit of a stop start affair. It’s also not been as well attended as we’d hoped. However, it looks like North London may beat Birmingham to win gold in the Chip Toss happening later today. Exciting stuff. In the meantime, some shocking news about Poussain Bolt, the sporting legend I interviewed the other day. He lost out on gold in the 1m sprint to an unknown pigeon called Jimmy from Southend in what turned out to be a heart stopping final.

Despite having led for the majority of the race, Poussain was overtaken by Jimmy in a breathtaking last 7cm:.

Amazing performance.

And here’s Poussain afterwards, gutted:

He didn’t want to talk to me, which was no bad thing after my last experience.

Hoping to catch the Chip Toss final in Trafalgar Square this afternoon, sunshine pending.

August 1, 2012. Uncategorized.


  1. Animalcouriers replied:

    How the mighty do fall. Weather permitting (no soggy chips we hope) our favourite spot would be the chip toss. Hope you do cover it.

  2. Ali from the Pally replied:

    I trust you’ll be covering the Flapping at Ali Pally – frightful din as they practice – can here it feet away.

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