This week we found ourselves swept up in Olympic fever: We held our breaths the duration of the opening ceremony, we were glued to our screens when divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield took the plunge in the 10m platform dive, screamed until we were blue in the face as Helen Glover and Heather Stanning rowed their way to gold and nearly passed out from excitement with Bradley Wiggins took home gold in the men’s cycling time trial.
In fact we felt so inspired that we thought to stage our very own ELLE Olympics. So what if we couldn’t reach Olympic times or if our setting was Soho Square instead of the Olympic stadium in Stratford? We recorded events…click through if you dare.
So yes, there is every possibility that this event was more Sports Day than Olympics but boy was it fun. A few members of the public stopped to watch, we concluded our sporting abilities were so impressive the general public surely thought they were witnessing a proper Olympic event. Unfortunately more than a few eggs were harmed in this event.