I have decided to start a new project, to go with all the other things I start and never finish. This one is to try and remember as much as I can about World of Sport.
Here goes. Okay, I can first remember a trailer for what I think was the Autumn of 1976, or possibly 1975. There was definitely something about the lumberjacking games. This was where competing lumberjacks had to race each other by climbing up very tall logs, ringing a bell at the top and jumping down. They had some sort of belt around them and the logs, to make this a bit safer. The technique goes :- Slide the belt up, move your feet up the log, repeat to top.
I think there is a larger page in this somehow. Not an interesting one, but a larger one.
I can also recall ice-barrel jumping, fireman’s games, American football, skeleton bob, skateboarding competitions, airplane racing, bike jumps by Evel Kneival, Eddie Kidd and some other bozo, wrestling of course, banger racing, greyhound racing, horse racing, cricket (occasionally, usually the the Yorkshire vs Lancashire games), Darts, snooker, Billiards, cliff-diving