'Summer Of Sport'



"It's hard to beat the person who never gives up."


Babe Ruth, Major League Baseball Player "If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail."


Mark Spitz, Olympic Swimmer "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well."


Founder of the Olympic International Committee, Baron Pierre de Coubertin

INTRODUCTION

The 'Tokyo Olympic Games 2021' start on 23rd July and it is ‘I Am Team GB Day’ on 14th August, so this week's CST ativities page is 'Summer Of Sport'.


After orientation, we went around the room and asked members: - What are their favourite sports? - Have they a favourite sporting hero or team? - Have they ever met any famous sports personality? Next we listed on the white board some ... Individual sports: - Diving - Javelin - High jump - Pole vaulting - Marathon - Gymnastics - Wrestling - Boxing - Cycling - Tennis Group sports: - Football - Rugby - Hockey - Volleyball - Relay - Basketball - Baseball - Cricket - Synchronised swimming - Netball Winter sports: - Bobsleigh - Slalom - Curling - Ice dancing - Speed skating - Ski jumping - Skeleton - Ice hockey - Snowboarding - Cross country skiing School sports: - Egg and spoon race - Sack race - One legged race - Aparatus - Rope - Tug O' War - Assault course - Climbing wall - Sponsored walk - Pony trekking We then asked, has anyone won any sporting medals or prizes? - Swimming medals - Life saving - Scouts or Brownies - Half Marathon - Duke Of Edinburgh




We then discussed which sports people most enjoyed and if anyone played sports competitively during their lifetime.





My good friend and colleague Karen Warlow, Medical Secretary for our local Young Onset Dementia Service, reminded me that individual sporting accomplishments can be a big part of a person's life. Here is a recent photo of her completing the 100km '2021 Race To The Stones'. Here's what she says about her running.



"Through running I've discovered places, trails and lifelong friends that I never would have! I love each separate challenge, long or short, flat or hilly. It's now become part of my daily routine - RED (running each day) since November 2020 ❤️"






IDIOMS



Complete these well known phrases together ...

(Maybe just use a few of these)




Unfair ADVANTAGE


Take your eye off the BALL


Cover all your BASES


Hand someone the BATON / TORCH


Saved by the BELL


Hit someone below the BELT


Too close to CALL


In with a fighting CHANCE


A game CHANGER


Out for the COUNT


Par for the COURSE


The ball's in your COURT


Out of your DEPTH


Go the full DISTANCE


Slam DUNK


Hit the bull's EYE


Level playing FIELD


Dive in head FIRST


Stay ahead of the GAME


On your marks, get set GO


Score an own GOAL


Jump the GUN


Back the wrong HORSE / TEAM


Fall at the first HURDLE


Hop skip and a JUMP


Out of their LEAGUE


Watch from the side LINES


Meet your MATCH


Hit the back of the NET


Win by a NOSE


We have kick OFF


Hole in ONE


It's a knock OUT


Three strikes and you're OUT


Set the PACE


Knock it out of the PARK


Step up to the PLATE


Have a game PLAN


Jockey for POSITION


First past the POST


Get the ball ROLLING


Play by the RULES

Hit a home RUN


Hit the ground RUNNING


Take the wind of of your SAILS


Final SCORE


Batting for the other SIDE / TEAM


Give it your best SHOT


Be a good SPORT


On the home STRETCH


Sink or SWIM


Half TIME


Throw in the TOWEL


Score a hat TRICK


Punch above your WEIGHT


Sticky WICKET


Down to the WIRE





ROUND 1. Crimes & Misdemeanours




1. Who said in 1981, "You cannot be serious?", during his first round Wimbledon match with Tom Gullikson?







2. Who tripped up who in the 3000m final in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics?







3. Who had a 'Hand Of God' moment in the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter final match between Argentina and England?







4. Which former champion jockey went to prison for 3 years in 1987 for tax evasion?







5. Which Northern Irish football player, who died in 2005, said of his career: "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds [women] and fast cars – the rest I just squandered".





6. Which American football player was sent to prison for 33 years in 2008 for murdering his ex-wife and her partner?






7. Which golfing champion was dropped from advertising Gillette products in 2010 because of his admission of a string of affairs?




8. Which horse racing pundit infamously picked his nose on live TV in 'Big Brother' in 2010?







9. Which 'Bladerunner' is in prison after being found guilty of killing his girlfrien