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At some point in the distant past, someone at my school had built a large concrete tank behind the sheds and called it a swimming pool. Proud of this, they had a "Swimming Sports Day" in which everyone had to participate, even those who couldn't swim (they got to walk across the shallow end of the tank).

This would probably have been OK if the pool hadn't turned a deep opaque green the night before due to lack of maintainance. Even the school sports stars didn't want to go near the gloopy mess in the pool. We were practically pushed in. I'm sure some of the younger kids never surfaced again and the non-swimmers looked petrified.

Tell us your sports day horrors.

(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 11:13)
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Our sports days were always unmitigated disasters. Here's a brief selection:
1. Interschool football match abandoned after both sides started fighting and all 22 sent off.
2. Javelin abandoned after a poorly thrown spear impaled a bystander (leg so nothing too serious but messy)
3. Shott Putt... oh the shot putt...
4. Kids vs Teacher cricket (no really!) abandoned after deputy head pol-axed by very fast eye-high beamer (nearly died I was laughing so hard, that went down well..).
5. Disclocated Ankle (mine) in Kids Vs Teachers football match (bastard didn't like me laughing and tackled me hard enough to knock me flying)
6 (this was my fav) 100m Dash was scheduled immediately after lunch and finished with four of the six runners throwing up.
(, Fri 31 Mar 2006, 15:47, Reply)

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