Sport Almanack: Vine suffers techno-fear

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The Independent Online
FAKE snow flew among synthetic Christmas trees in the Mall last week as the launch of the 'Winter Olympics' computer game yoked together two contrasting British institutions: David Vine and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Undeterred by such an inappropriate venue, the defiantly anoraked Vine horsed around with the speed skater and computer-game- nut Wilf O'Reilly before declaring his total ignorance of all things technical and letting a dozen schoolchildren loose on the Sega consoles. Ski Sunday's man declined to try out the games himself; the kids thought the bobsleigh was the most fun. Coming to the ICA on 31 October: 'Looking for my Penis', by Richard Fung. (David Vine not expected to appear.)

CHANT of the Week (must be sung to the tune of 2 Unlimited's 'No Limit'):

'Flo, Flo,

Flo, Flo, Flo, Flo,

Flo, Flo, Flo, Flo,

Flo, Flo, Flo, Flo, Flo, Flo . . .

Who needs Deano?'

Sheffield United fans' ditty to their new Norwegian striker Jostein Flo avoids translation problems.

Runner-up: Sheffield Wednesday fans' 'Sydney, Sydney' directed at Manchester United.

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