Ardbeg Day 2012 Sydney – Islay-limpics (funny) photos and story; MiSociety 2 June 2012
Australia leads the world in 2012 at the Islay-limpics on Ardbeg Day
Ardbeg Day Sydney, incorporating the much anticipated Islay-limpics, had much in common with Queen Lizzie’s Diamond Jubilee regatta – much rain! But a little damp (read torrential rain) was not going to dampen any spirits (we’ll get to those) at the North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool where athletes, resplendent in white towelling dressing gowns and UGG boots, proudly marched (maybe ‘marched’ is a little strong) in the spectacle of the Grand Opening Parade.
Dave Thornton, stand up comedian and broadcaster, announced Australia as the first of 120 countries worldwide to raise a glass/es to cheer on the magnificent athletic feats about to be achieved.
Islay-limpians were proudly piped around the pool by two sterling chaps wearing little more than their bagpipes with the ego inflated ‘water polo ponies’ champing at the bit.
Beaut Ballerinas from the champion synchronised swimming team, the Sydney Emeralds, managed to add some sensibility to proceedings prior to the first heats of the Dog Paddle Dash. Then, the big moment arrived as the ‘water polo’ got underway carrying the official title of the ‘Shorty Doggy Paddle Relay Elimination’.
There was some ‘conversation’ as to whether the ‘pony/doggie’ that exploded on impact with the water should have been disqualified before the championship was taken out by Embassy team, World of Whisky.
Ardbeg Day ‘Committee Members’ who united in the frivolities by joining the Ardbeg Day website, really got into the spirit of things with the particular spirit of course being the made in Islay (a Scottish Island), smokey and peaty, Ardbeg Whisky.
MiSociety, Ardbeg Embassy officials and Committee Members all had a ball relishing in Ardbeg’s refreshing idea ‘make ‘em laugh out loud’ – and they’ll all come back for more. Looking forward to the Islay-limpics Sydney 2013 guys.
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