Sunday, April 27, 2008

An Olympic Hero

Browsing idly through stuff on the 1908 London Olympics (budget £15,000, profit in excess of £7,000), I came across this fine fellow - the kind of Olympic hero we can all relate to. Sadly, the running deer events were not as exciting as they sound - rather than release wild deer, they dragged a deer-shaped target at speed along a line 110 yards from the guns. For the 2012 Games this could be adapted, with targets representing... Well, what? Any ideas (apart from Ken)?

1 comment:

  1. They could use government performance targets, the teachers, doctors and police have been unable to hit any of them yet so, give the Olympians a shot.

    Incidentally, one of the old Swedish kings lived on the coast near Gotenberg, I think it was at Sula, (may be the wrong spelling) he was wheelchair bound so his serfs used to herd the odd elk past, for him to shoot at.