Travel theme: Sport

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.

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A budding gymnast, or future carny, doing a good job of balancing on a May Day tightrope.

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A long jumper on Seattle’s Alki Beach.

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I think Olympic swim events would be greatly improved by the inclusion of the doggy paddle.

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Canoeing as a commute in Guatemala.

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And for the closing shot, how about sailing off into the sunset like this…

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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!)
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xxx Ailsa

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

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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41 Responses to Travel theme: Sport

  1. GeorgieMoon says:

    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.

  2. aj vosse says:

    Spot on old sport! Does throwing a few steaks on the barbie count as sport? 😉

  3. cocoaupnorth says:

    Brilliant theme! Love your stunning photos, especially sailing at sunset. :-). Here’s my contribution:
    https://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/sport/

  4. Miriam says:

    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. 🙂

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  7. Jaspa says:

    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…
    https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/catching-big-morning-waves-on-oahus-north-shore/

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  15. A very topical topic Ailsa. I thought it was a tough one but managed to come up with this:
    https://lifeincamelot.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/travel-theme-sport/

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  21. Milton James says:

    Great post! Awesome photos and very informative. I look forward to your next post!

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  23. 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.

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  25. Leya says:

    Oooo would not mind that doggy paddle, Ailsa…! Here’s my son’s favourite
    https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/travel-theme-sport/

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  30. Hi Ailsa, Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/the-fish-whisperer/

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  33. John Renard says:

    I actually read this report and it is very informative.

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