Saturday 12th July 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of The Chap Olympiad, Britain’s most eccentric sporting event. Since its humble beginnings somewhere in the corner of a field in England (which we can’t reveal for legal reasons), the Chap Olympiad has provided track, field and bar events for the floppy of hair, the rakish of trilby and the elegant of trouser.
Designed to reward panache over sporting prowess, the events require minimum exertion and aim to separate the chaps from the cads. The gentlemen (and ladies!) compete to win the coveted bronze, silver and gold cravats or to take a self-congratulatory puff of the Olympiad pipe.
From only 25 participants in the first Chap Olympics in July 2004, to the 2500 plus who attended in recent years, The Chap Olympiad has even survived the sporting excellence of the 2012 London Olympic Games with its vigorous celebration of ‘sporting ineptitude and immaculate trouser creases’.
Guests are asked to attend in the outfit most inappropriate for sport they possess, and anyone presenting themselves at the gate in plimsolls, lycra or a baseball cap will not be granted entry. During and after the sporting events, guests are invited to enjoy drinking, dancing and general merriment. Throughout the day, there will be vintage clothing and hat stalls and country fair side-shows. All guests are invited to participate in each of the Chap Olympic events; all they have to do is present themselves to the registration desk upon arrival.