Pigeon Olympics Struggles On

Unlike the ‘other’ Olympics with its warm and toasty venues, the London Pigeon Olympics is all outside. In most countries holding something outside when it’s summer is fine, but not here. Not somewhere where there is no fucking summer. Apparently the sun is coming out this weekend but I’m not holding my breath.

As a consequence, the Pigeon Olympics have been a bit all over the place. Some events have had to be cancelled whilst others have gone on for days.

Here’s Simon, Captain of the North London Chip Toss team, celebrating winning gold after a final that went on for a record breaking three days:


One event that did manage to take place without a hitch was the Single Leg Balance.

This is Yolanda who went on to win gold for managing an incredible seven hours standing on one leg:

Amazing stuff.

Providing we stay rain free we’re hoping that today will see the conclusion of the Synchronised Take Off and Landing events. More on that later.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to the closing ceremony on Sunday. There’s going to be a few parties kicking off but seeing as the biggest one is likely to be over Stratford way, that’s probably where I’ll end up. Bring on the beer. It’s time to party hard and celebrate two of the best weeks in London ever.

August 8, 2012. London Pigeon Olympics 2012, Uncategorized.


  1. Animalcouriers replied:

    Glad to hear the chip toss did get finished. Hope the props weren’t too soggy to eat at the end.

    • pigeonblog replied:

      That was half the bloody trouble. Had to keep changing chips!

  2. Christine Harmer replied:

    Wow, two well deserved medals, hopefully now the weather is a little warmer the final games will take place without a hitch, look forward to hearing in the next blog and seeing pix….

    • pigeonblog replied:

      Absolutely. Already looking good in the sync take off. London set for gold.

  3. Sundry replied:

    Roll on, mighty Yolanda. The event clearly takes its toll on a body. Yo’s selfless sacrifice for sport and country brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Ali from the Pally replied:

    Still can’t find out where the real Closing Ceremony’s to take place – presumably well away from Stratford and its fucking fireworks.

  5. Don Bross replied:

    I’m so jealous of you amazing ability to write extraordinary post like this. Please tell me your secret!

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