'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


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 ❤️"


Complete these well known phrases together ...

(Maybe just use a few of these)


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


Out for the COUNT

Par for the COURSE

The ball's in your COURT

Out of your DEPTH

Go the full DISTANCE


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


Batting for the other SIDE / TEAM

Give it your best SHOT

Be a good SPORT

On the home STRETCH

Sink or SWIM


Throw in the TOWEL

Score a hat TRICK

Punch above your WEIGHT


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