Even fewer recall the silver medalist in 2004 Olympics on the 4×1 pool relay. Heck I don’t even know who were the runners up to Bafana Bafana’s 1996 dream finish.
That’s the nature of sport. You come second, no one cares. You are better off taking the bronze. Whether it is sympathy or because one ‘just’ made it, but bronze somehow always seems to get a bigger attention than silver.
Two minutes is all it takes for anyone to realize how competitive I am. It doesn’t matter the level of the competition I have one statement that has seen me be kicked off teams when I was picked first – winning is fun.
Try as you may, there’s absolutely no fun in losing. So yes I have been grumpy since (the second) Team CPT were crowned the overall winners of the inaugural Mr Price Sport Blog Olympics on Wednesday 13 November.
24 lifestyle and sports bloggers from JHB, Cape Town and Durban gathered at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium for a series of fun extremely fun events, using Mr Price Sport’s ProMaster range of recreational games.
And fun and games we had. From change rooms with our kits organised according to our personalities. Shirts, bottom, socks, sweatbands and even 32GI energy sports drink sachets and mixing bottles, yup we were real Olympians, if only for a day.
Things started well for #TeamJozi, we won Event one – Hula Hoop, thanks to yours truly. Seriously, what kind of childhood do white people have? None of them lasted longer than 30 seconds. East Coast Radio for made me sing the National Anthem before declaring me the winner. Uber.
Event Two – thanks to Uno de Waal and then they gave us food, and it was downhill from there.
After the events we were taken up SkyCar for the most spectacular view of Durban. Seriously I’d move to KZN just for that view.
It was a tight contest between Team Jozi and Team CPT throughout the 8 events but in the end these are the results:
Biggest Male Tosser – Uno de Waal
Biggest Female Tosser – Kate Nokwe
Most Enthusiastic – Nonhle Ndala
Team of the Day – Team Cape Town
Gold Medalist – Tyrone Woods
Silver Medalist – Andrew Berry
Bronze Medalist – Uno de Waal
The whole day was a highlight, but if I were to pinpoint a couple of events I would say the following:
Definitely reuniting with Sbosh Mafu (fellow Lady Rugga ‘graduate’), endless laughter, gossip and downright banter. Including a ‘commentator-off’ on East Coast Radio. Bulls v Stormers I brought Victor Matfield back. Plus a business plan that will make all you single people very happy. Watch this space 😀
The other highlight was watching Andrew Berry (CPT) and de Waal pimp out Mr Cape Town aka Dylan Moore. You just had to be there. And of course winning a set of Golf Clubs.
Shout out to the following groups:
Sun Square Hotel Suncoast from the Tsogo Sun group for the luxurious hospitality. Uber Taxis for showing me what the fuss is about with Uber – you are the future.
Spiga Durban for the entertainment, Moses Mabhida Stadium – for my unforgettable first time experiences. Mr Price Sport for being ahead of other troops. 32Gi for the energy booster, Australian Gold Sun Care for ensuring this black don’t crack.
East Coast Radio for reminding me why commentators are just a special class 😀
And a loud shout-out to Paton Tupper Digital team for your amazing work.
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