The city will be pretty busy and people from different parts of the world will be rushing to London to watch the Olympic Games. If you feel like being different, then look at a different direction to some of the oddest athletic events in London:
Austerity Games in Hackney Marshes
Just before the Olympic Games kick off, Youth Fight For Jobs will be holding anti-capitalist games on July 22 in East London. The group wants to emphasize the expenses of the city to host the games. They have cum-athletic events such as Race to the Bottom and Property High Jump. The group calls for the properties built for the Olympics to serve as affordable housing for locals instead of being managed by the private sector or just being demolished.
World Alternative Games
This spinoff of the Olympic Games will last for 17 days with almost 50 events. It will run between 17 August and 2 September. They will have games such as Bog Snorkeling Triathlon (and we wonder how participants train for this event. Seriously do they dunk their heads into the toilet bowl?). Another event is called Pooh Sticks Championships, it is basically a game inspired by Winnie the Pooh where players will drop a stick from a bridge and whoever reaches the downstream first wins.
Chocolate Games in Bournemouth
If you belong to the group of people who feel sick with any form of flexing your muscles or depriving yourself of calories, then you might find exciting Chocolate Delights’ luxury chocolate sort of sports event. You will definitely drool while facing your opponents on Chocolate Tug-of-War, Extreme Pancake Tossing, or Truffle Table Tennis. The national final for this event will happen in September.
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