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Records Fall at 2012 Drag Olympics

by our Editors in Nightlife & Reports , 02 oktober 2012

The 8th International Drag Olympics held on Friday 3rd of August was a resounding success with twenty-four of the world’s top drag queen and king athletes smashing several long-held records as they competed for Olympic Gold.

After the spectacular arrival of the Olympic Flame personally brought from Mount Olympus to Amsterdam by Jennifer Hopelezz, the competitors got down to business with a no-holds-barred battle for Olympic glory.

With athletes coming from as far afield as Vietnam and Australia, the rivalry was fierce with Olympic records broken in the 100m Stiletto Sprint (9.8sec) as well as the Handbag Throw (64 meter).

In a controversial decision that will surely be talked about for years, Miss Anne Thrope from New York City edged out Eva Vraeghe from Switzerland and Miss Windy Mills from The Netherlands to snatch overall Olympic Gold.

Silver medalist Eva Vraeghe: “Although I accept my silver medal with grace, I do believe I was robbed. I suspect some on the jury were unduly influenced by Miss Anne Thrope’s American charms, very graceful thighs and purse stuffed with greenbacks.”

Despite the swirling innuendos and till-now unfounded charges of corruption, the International Drag Committee will meet later this fall to select the city to host the 2013 Games and hopes are high that Amsterdam will once again be chosen as the Drag Olympic City.

Pictures (c) John Meiskens

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