The Chap Olympiad celebrates sporting ineptitude and buffoonery

Released on: July 09, 2013, 2:58 pm
Industry: Travel

The Chap magazine hosts its annual non-sporting event, reports

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Not so much a sporting occasion, rather a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, The Chap Olympiad returns on Saturday 13th July. Orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen and gentlewomen of good taste, it is a spiffing non-sporting event in Bedford Square Gardens. With the gardens centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, it is a fitting backdrop for such a distinguished occasion on the London events calendar.

Returning for its ninth year, attendants are invited to partake in a number of zany showdowns, including Umbrella Jousting, using bicycles and brollies instead of horses and lances; Tug of Moustache, two hirsute contestants are required to pluck a single hair from their opponent's lip weasel; and Ironing Board Surfing, carried by their teammates, contestants must balance on an ironing board while holding a cocktail.

This year also welcomes a new raft of events to the programme such as the Parallel Bars, which involves contestants standing between two parallel cocktail bars and mixing two drinks simultaneously; Bounder Hunt, females are invited to hunt the bounder throughout the gardens using a large butterfly net, the first one to catch the cad gets to slap him with her handbag; and Beach Volleybowler, a game of beach volleyball with a bowler hat used as a ball and skimpy swimwear strictly prohibited. Contestants will be rewarded on panache rather than sporting prowess.

As well as the non-sporting events, the day also includes banjos, boaters, sandwiches and Pimm's by the bucket load. The dress code is elegant finery, military wear, formal and dandy wear – absolutely no sportswear, except cricket whites, and no ghastly denim.

Find out about all the best events taking place in London over the coming months with'sSummer 2013 in London article.


About is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no advertising or paid for content is allowed. The team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.


Back to previous page
Home page
Submit your press release