Tell that to defeated Irishman Michael Conlan, who climbed out of the ring to say amateur boxing in Rio was corrupt to the core, to the paralympians, who've had money embezzled from them and been left to feel like unwanted afterthoughts, to the semi-naked Mongolian wrestling
coaches, who protested at what they saw as bent judging, and anyone who finished fourth behind a Russian and thought that could very well turn out to be a bronze once the dope tests are in.
There was the humorous, such as the luminous green diving pool, the couch in the rowing lake which caused a boat to capsize, and the Mongolian wrestling
coaches stripping off in the middle of a wrestling ring in protest at a late penalty to one of their athletes.
The author has organized the main body of her text alphabetically by topical entry, covering a wide variety of sports and activities from around the world, including Aussie rule football, bull running, conkers, dwile flonking, extreme ironing, foxhunting, glima, hurling, jacks and knucklebones, korfball, lawnmower racing, Mongolian wrestling
, Nordic walking, orienteering and regaining, pancake races, quidditch, rounderAEs, shin kicking, trampolining, underwater hockey, volcano boarding, wife carrying, yoga, zorbing, and many others.