Ginger Sooty, GLOVE PUPPET OF DREAMS provides a daily round-up of events at the Winter Olympics that are, quite simply Sochi 2014.
This fella came down a snowy slope quickly.
Well known Fiddleist Vanessa Mae came down a snowy slope rather slowly (but more quickly than I could ever do) whilst playing the Violin bit in Dexy’s classic C’mon Eileen.
Dutch are shtill doing well in the der Shpid Shkatin’! Jeesh, thoshe thighsh!
A couple of sports to look out for.
1. Bob Slay
How many men called Bob can you find in an hour and put to death? A sport that is not for the feint hearted. Judging is scored on despatching technique (hands favoured over weaponry) and artistic impression.
Strange Vernon from Australia is the favorite. Best not to ask why….
2. Cresta Run Team Tickle
Two teams slide down the ice side by side armed only with a feather duster and pluck. Points are scored when the duster strikes a designated “tickle zone” on the body – neck, armpit, behind the knee and base of foot – causing the opponent to giggle or at least titter.
Vladimir Itchykov is favorite to take the Gold after his world record Titter Giggle score of 46 last week. All the more impressive when you know that Vladimir sold his testicles to fund his vodka habit.
Enjoy The Games!