Meantime there is the no small matter of those MicroOlympians who have scaled the dizzy heights of Mount Olympus and stand on the MicroOlympic Podium, earning a specially designed gold, silver and bronze medal – each unique to the New Weddington Isles as host nation and designed by myself
So without further ado here are our 3 plucky MicroSporting Warriors:
· GOLD MEDAL FIRST PLACE – Well done to the Kingdom of Scone, the top of the leader board was a close and hard fought affair with the three top teams swapping place regularly. This time it was the Kingdom of Scone posting an impressive 39 golds and 280 medals in total to nick 1st place at the death. Well done Scone!
· SILVER MEDAL SECOND PLACE – Another team familiar with the top half of the table is the hosts NEW WEDDINGTON ISLES – it’s not a fix I promise! At least with Lordship Watitune recuperating he is spared the blushes of presenting himself with a medal
· BRONZE MEDAL THIRD PLACE – another wonderful run by the Principality of Woodlandia sees a well-earned place on the podium just 3 golds away from silver Congratulations.
Can the Kingdom of Scone and the Principality of Woodlandia PM me with their postal addresses so that we can get their Medals winging their way to them as soon as possible
Lordship Watitune adds: “My congratulations to ALL competitors who made this a league that typified the Olympic Spirit of endeavour and friendly competition and the ability of MicroNations to rise to that challenge (without the politics, controversaries and bickering of the macro Olympics). Each participant will receive a personalised participation certificate along with some other e-goodies via email so check out your inbox soon.
"As well as the top three well done to Shedingeh and Lehmark in 4th and 5th place – they are rapidly becoming flag bearers for sports among MicroNations, and they gave up their precious time to ensure Competitors were updated correctly over the weekend – they are an asset as allies and friendly nations and their support is much appreciated.
“Next is Transnistria - a great crossover with a MicroState – albeit largely unrecognised it does boast an autonomous government, army and an incredible 400,000 citizens living within its borders!
“Dubast came from a slow start to mid table respectability followed by the Begley Democratic Republic and Commonwealth who needn’t have worried about low medals in the end with a great 7 golds and 70 medals!
“A welcome return to the legendary and previous closed Hutt River Province is to be celebrated – with 9 golds and 69 total medals, welcome back Prince Graeme!
“And finally the luck of the Irish let down Arkadelphia, though they rallied with their Netherlands picks to keep their head above water in 10th. Level on medals but with 2 golds less the Principality of Vurmond stuck their colours to the mast with an ALL South Korean Team – earning 27 points, enough to keep them off the bottom, a place occupied by the Confederation Austral of Angosvria who actually made some good tips but were let down by trips and falls and surprise losses by their team – a sincere thanks and a MicroOlympic wooden spoon for competing. We hope to see you in more sporting events coming up in the year."
So that’s goodbye from me and goodbye for him. Or should I say farewell? We have lots of events coming up and as well as cheering on the current season of the MicroLeague Soccer Cup which has been a great game so far with lots of toing and froing and we already have a sizable signup list for next season starting August 2022.
Meantime we have a simple weekly tipping game ('guess the result style) in the Aussie Rules Women’s League, the Men’s League and we are looking at a cricket game suitable for our purposes also.
And of course, it is the summer MicroOlympics in 2024 – it’ll be here before you know it... If you are a budding singer you can also check out the Principality of Woodland’s upcoming unique MicroKaraoke competition - surely a MicroNational first! Lord Watitune is threatening to dust off his Bryan Ferry vocal chords for the occasion. Go on, give it a go – you know you want to .
Thank you once again for making this a great event; this shows that MicroNations can be so much more that a flag and a long ruler title. It is at its best a wide range of largely bonkers individuals – united in our diversity – but able to rally together to provide a non-competitive shared sporting platform and make a real-world difference at community level is key issues of environmental action, fundraising for charities, volunteering etc. In some ways we can outpace governments with flexibility and local focus, to paraphrase a common saying “Divided we Stand!” It’s where our power and our potential lies.
So that’s me, thankyou for bearing with us for this slightly off-kilter finale. Congratulations to all, and Lordship Watitune will be in direct touch on this - and new initiatives - very soon.
Yours Hon Kath Revill