The Rio Olympics are officially underway so what better way to celebrate than to explore the world of sport for this week’s travel theme, starting with a muddy game of tug-of-war, from the not-quite-Rio Sheep Olympics I attended in the wee Irish town of Gorey a while back.
A budding gymnast, or future carny, doing a good job of balancing on a May Day tightrope.
A long jumper on Seattle’s Alki Beach.
I think Olympic swim events would be greatly improved by the inclusion of the doggy paddle.
Canoeing as a commute in Guatemala.
And for the closing shot, how about sailing off into the sunset like this…
If you’re feeling athletic enough for a challenge, how about creating your own version of this theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome to join in!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Sport
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday (unless, of course, I get locked out again!)
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.
It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. – Mark Twain
I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people’s accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man’s failures. – Earl Warren
Oh this is so good! I love your photos of sports representing Olympic events. I love the idea of dogs being in the swimming events! I’m going to see if I can find some photos too.
Yaay, looking forward to your post, Georgie 🙂
Spot on old sport! Does throwing a few steaks on the barbie count as sport? 😉
You betcha, cobber. 😉
Wha ha ha!! I have a good one prepared for tomorrow morning… may do one for Monday as well! 😉 Loads of fun… this one! But then… aren’t they usually! Thanks!! 😀
Brilliant theme! Love your stunning photos, especially sailing at sunset. :-). Here’s my contribution:
Awesome photos and theme. I think even me, the most non-sporty girl on earth, could take part in your version of the Olympics. Love it. 🙂
Pingback: Travel theme – Sport | Third Time Lucky!
Pingback: Catching Big Morning Waves on Oahu’s North Shore | Jaspa's Journal
I racked my brain for a sport as unusual (to most of us) as your tug of war, Ailsa. Then I remembered watching surfers catching waves on Oahu’s North Shore…
Pingback: Sporty Singapore – Travel with Intent
Doggy paddle for me too!
And here’s a sporty one from me: https://travelwithintent.com/2016/08/06/sporty-singapore-barclays-asia-trophy/
Pingback: Travel theme: Sport – Roaming Urban Gypsy
spot on indeed.
Pingback: Travel theme: Sport – Dormouse Tidings
Pingback: Sport! | Ouch!! My back hurts!!
Pingback: Travel Theme: Sport | Middleton Road
Pingback: Extremely spectacular | Le Drake Noir
Pingback: Travel Theme: Sport | Travelrat's Travels
This week’s contribution at https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/travel-theme-sport/
A very topical topic Ailsa. I thought it was a tough one but managed to come up with this:
Pingback: Sports Bragging | Solitary Spinster
Pingback: Travel Theme-Sport – WoollyMuses
Pingback: More Sport! | Ouch!! My back hurts!!
Pingback: Travel theme: Sport | Life In Camelot
Pingback: Hang-Gliding – Geriatri'x' Fotogallery
Great post! Awesome photos and very informative. I look forward to your next post!
Pingback: Travel theme: Sport | Figments of a DuTchess
Doggy paddle sounds great as an Olympic sport, Ailsa! 😀 Love your photos.
Here’s my take on the theme: https://figmentsofadutchess.com/2016/08/09/travel-theme-sport/ – this photo was taken in France.
Pingback: Travel theme: Sport | Leya
Oooo would not mind that doggy paddle, Ailsa…! Here’s my son’s favourite
Pingback: Travel Theme: Sport | The New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect
Pingback: Sport – Fair? | Ouch!! My back hurts!!
Pingback: Travel Theme: Sport – Tvor Travels
Pingback: The Fish Whisperer | Writing Between the Lines
Hi Ailsa, Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/the-fish-whisperer/
Pingback: Sports Around The World – A New Life Wandering
Pingback: Sport | cocoaupnorth
I actually read this report and it is very informative.