16 February, 2006

The flying tea tray

So, the new national craze is likely to be whizzing down the ice at 130km on a tea tray. Maybe not. But, if you live outside of Britain you may have escaped seeing our new national hero, Shelley Rudman, who snatched a silver medal in the women's skeleton at the Turin Olympics.

Silver at the Winter Olympics. Nothing to the likes of Norway, Russia, United States or even Austria. But, Britain? That's news. And, not just Britain. England, even. Most of our Olympians come from where snow doesn't signal choas on the streets - i.e. the highlands of Scotland. Rudman comes from Wiltshire - well below the snow belt.

Well done, Shelley.

All we can say here at Donutball is: "White, no sugar, please. Now let's get a medal in the curling!"


Blogger Daedalus said...

Shelly won in skelly? Ha ha. Seriously, though, what is skeleton? Has anyone ever heard of it outside of its participants?

17 February, 2006 00:33  
Blogger The Fatalist said...

Do people really care about the Winter Olympics? I mean it's nice when we get a rare medal and all that, but Britian is hardly a winter sports country is it?
I should know, I'm sad enough to watch Streatham Redskins ice hockey most games! ;-)

17 February, 2006 11:18  
Blogger pete said...

skeleton - it's the upside down luge, sort of.

instead of lying on your back, you lie on your front.

did you know great britain actually won a gold in ice hockey in 1936. albeit with a team full of canadians!

17 February, 2006 21:58  

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