The 2012 Cotswold Olimpicks and the World Shin Kicking Competition
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 10:26:00 AM
|My souvenir programme|
for the 400th anniversary
The official opening of the Cotswold Olimpick Games begins at 7.30 in the evening by someone taking the part of Robert Dover, who started the games back in 1612. He rides into the arena on a white horse, supposedly wearing some of King James 1 old clothes, accompanied by Endymion Porter and the Skuttlebrook Wake Queen and her attendants. The games begins with a speech from Robert Dover followed by the firing of a cannon to awake the spirit of the Games.
|Robert Dover with white feather in |
his black hat.
|One of the shin kicking contestants in the|
picture is celebrity sportsman Ben Fogle.
At 9.30pm, as its getting dark, the final shin kicking competition takes place to find the World Shin Kicker 2012.
Here is a Youtube video, uploaded by SoGlos last year in 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGXDwbzlJKw
|The torchlit procession into Chipping Campden|
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