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The flame will be ignited by a petrol bomb thrown by a native of the
area, in the traditional dress of balaclava and shell suit. The flame
will be contained in a large overturned Police van situated on the roof
of the stadium.
In previous Olympic Games, East London 's competitors have not been
particularly successful. In order to redress the balance, some of the
events have been altered slightly to the advantage of local athletes.
100 METRES SPRINT
Competitors will have to hold a DVD player and microwave oven (one in
each arm) and on the sound of the starting pistol, a Police dog will be
released from a cage 10 meters behind the athletes.
110 METRES HURDLES
As above but with added obstacles (i.e. car bonnets, hedges, garden
fences, walls etc)
Competitors in this event may choose the type of hammer they wish to use
(claw, sledge etc) the winner will be the one who can cause the most
physical damage within three timed attempts.
Entrants will be asked to dispose of as many stolen goods as possible in
A strong challenge is expected from local men in this event. The first
target will be a moving police van. In the second round, competitors
will aim at a post office clerk, bank teller or Securicor-style
Cash-in-transit guard. The traditional .22 rifle has been replaced in
this event by a choice of either a Mac 10 or Sawn-off 12-bore shotgun.
Entry to the boxing will be restricted to husband and wife teams, and
will take place on a Friday night. The husband will be given 15 pints of
lager while the wife will be told not to make him any tea when he gets
home. The bout will then commence.
CYCLING TIME TRIALS
Competitors will be asked to break into the University bike shed and
take an expensive mountain bike owned by some mummy's boy on his first
trip away from home. All against the clock.
As above, but the bike will be owned by a visiting member of the
Australian rugby team, who will witness the theft.
Amended to include mugging, breaking and entering, flashing, joyriding,
arson and generally hanging around.
All waterways are currently being tested for toxicity levels, once one
is found that can support human life, swimming events will be organized.
Please note that the Synchronized Swimming event for this year will
comprise of dropping acid and watching all the funky ripples on the
pool, the specific musical support to this event will be provided by
A safe route has yet to be decided.
MEN'S 50KM WALK
Unfortunately this will have to be cancelled as the Police cannot
guarantee the safety of anyone walking the streets of East London ,
especially anyone that appears to be mincing.
THE CLOSING CEREMONY
Entertainment will include formation rave dancing by members of the
Stratford Health in the Community anti-drug campaigners, synchronized
rock throwing, and music by the Ilford community choir featuring the So
The flame will be extinguished by police riot water cannon following the
inevitable pitch invasion by confused West Ham organised hooliganism
club. The stadium itself will then be boarded up before the local
athletes break into it and remove all the copper piping and the central