Worcester Cathedral Library Olympics 2016

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the hugely anticipated Worcester Cathedral Library Olympic Games! We have a jam-packed programme for you to view today.

We start in the midst of the men’s basketball, where the skimpy outfits have been under scrutiny yet again this year:

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Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK).

Next we cross to the hotly-contended sheep weight lifting event. Take a look at some of these magnificent athletes:

The winner is a big hit with the crowd; just look at that brooding expression:

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Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK)

News just in! There’s been some drama at the sailing race! It seems that all of the crews have disappeared …

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Oh wait, here comes one brave sailor, triumphant as he single-handedly crosses the finish line to win for his country:

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Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK)

There’s been some unfortunate cheating in the coxless pair race – one boat was seen trying to dump their ballast weight before they set sail …

We can quickly visit the archery contest, which is proving highly competitive:

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Now it’s time for one of the most popular Olympic challenges: the sea monster wrestling competition. There are a number of competitors this year. Let’s see how they’re getting on:

Unfortunately there were no winners – or survivors – from the sea monster wrestling this year. We will have to wait another four years to see if anyone can break Odysseus’s record for that stunning victory over Scylla and Charybdis back in the Age of Heroes.

Now we turn to the final event of this year’s games: the chariot race. The Olympic park is packed to bursting with spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of their sporting heroes:

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Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK)

There’s some argy-bargy going on as the hurtle round the circus …

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And it’s a photo finish!

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Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK)

 

 

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