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NOW CLOSED: Win Chris Hoy's new kids books

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LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 26-Feb-16 13:47:39

Olympic cycling champion Chris Hoy has jumped off the saddle and into the writing seat. His first two books have just been published and follow the adventures of Fergus, a little boy who dreams of being the most brilliant boy cyclist in the world. If you'd like to win a set of the two books, tell us what sport (could be serious or tongue in cheek grin) you think is currently missing from the Olympic Games and should be added in future years.

Winner will be selected randomly. Comp closes on Wed 2nd March. Usual T&Cs apply.

matson Fri 26-Feb-16 14:38:50


Greyduster Fri 26-Feb-16 15:00:50

Marbles! If they ever form a team, I'll apply!

genobeba259 Fri 26-Feb-16 15:42:57

Welly wanging.popular in Yorkshire!

LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 26-Feb-16 16:10:26

Wikipediaed 'welly wanging' genobeba259. Apparently..."The high level of competition has led to precise, highly regulated rules for the sport." It's only a matter of time then before the Olympics committee comes calling...

joannapiano Fri 26-Feb-16 17:09:23

Tree climbing.
Bet our 9 year old DGS would win.

Imperfect27 Fri 26-Feb-16 18:02:48

Frog catching - have to be an 8-9 year old child to contend and should involve a muddy stream and wearing brand new clothes.

andywedge Fri 26-Feb-16 18:09:53

Darts, UK are good at that

camsmom Fri 26-Feb-16 18:10:13

Freestyle empty toilet roll replacement - more of an endurance event, I've been doing it for years! hmm

Rubyredshoes Fri 26-Feb-16 18:10:14

Barefoot Lego Walking. Points to be given for the loudest scream/facial expression when odd piece of Lego is trod on.

hiddenmichelle Fri 26-Feb-16 18:11:52

Climbing between doorways - gold medal coming this way!

Thingmajig Fri 26-Feb-16 18:15:10

If we're looking to add to the GB medal haul, maybe snooker??? ?

Greyduster Fri 26-Feb-16 18:45:26

Plus one for that Rubyredshoes! We could have a doubles team!

Rubyredshoes Fri 26-Feb-16 18:54:44

It's the training I would dread Greyduster!

Greyduster Fri 26-Feb-16 19:38:46


Marie2013CT Fri 26-Feb-16 19:53:49

Roller derby!

leilajay Fri 26-Feb-16 20:35:50

Sumo wrestling

Marmight Fri 26-Feb-16 20:39:28

Surfing - GS1 would be ready to enter in 2024 shock

Puddle jumping - good exercise for aging Grans who could then be included in the Olympics

glassortwo Fri 26-Feb-16 21:45:25

Jacks grin I was a pro at school!

RuthMarianna Sat 27-Feb-16 00:42:17

Welly wanging

Narnian Sat 27-Feb-16 01:45:02

Squash should be an Olympic sport

sweir1 Sat 27-Feb-16 07:10:46

Dominos - it would be riveting to watch

Indinana Sat 27-Feb-16 07:31:06

Pogo stick gymnastics! I upset a little friend of mine as a child because she got a pogo stick for her birthday and couldn't manage it at all, but I got the hang of it straight away and was pogoing up and down her path in no time. She wouldn't let me have a go again after that sad

yourgrace123 Sat 27-Feb-16 14:37:46

Real ale gulping

strawberrinan Sat 27-Feb-16 14:52:41

The great Reality TV relationship.