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Olympics for the athletically challenged, but stylish Londoner

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Teams take part in the Ironing Board Surfing event at the Chap Olympiad 2012 on July 7, in London, England.

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Spectators watch the ongoing sport at the Chap Olympiad 2012 event on July 7 in London, England.

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Competitors takes part in the Butler Racing event at the Chap Olympiad 2012 event on July 7, London.

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Competitors take part in the Not Playing Tennis event, where the aim is to make the least effort at playing tennis, at the Chap Olympiad 2012 on July 7, in London.

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An appropriately dressed spectator at the Chap Olympiad 2012 on July 7, in London.

The Chap Olympiad describes itself as “a celebration of eccentricity and athletic ineptitude with the emphasis on panache and style over sporting prowess.” Guests and participants are encouraged to wear period dress, and the events are said to separate the chaps from the cads-- the winners receiving bronze, silver and gold cravats. Competition events include the Martini Knockout Relay, Cucumber Sandwich Discus and Moustache Wrestling.

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