About The Games


You may not realise it, but the modern Olympic movement has its historic roots in a small rural event in Gloucestershire, England - Robert Dover's Olimpick Games. In 2012, we celebrated the 400th anniversary of what are now often called the Cotswold Olimpicks. 
     As part of their successful bid for the London 2012 Games, the British Olympic Association stated: 
     "An Olympic Games held in London in 2012 will mark a unique anniversary - it will be exactly 400 years from the moment that the first stirrings of Britain's Olympic beginnings can be identified."

...this was the pre-dawn of the Olympic Movement, and the Cotswold Games began the historical thread in Britain that was ultimately to lead to the creation of the modern Olympics.
— British Olympic Association

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Please note: Due to a shortage of volunteers/helpers this year, we are unable to run either the 5 mile run or Junior Circuit this year. Sincere apologies.

We are desperate for more helpers. Think you can help - email us now!

MPORTANT: Click for a map of road closures in and around Chipping Campden during Dovers Games and the Scuttlebrook Wake, on 30th-31st May 2015 (ignore the fact it says 2014!).

We spent an interesting Sunday morning recently filming a segment on shin-kicking for primetime Japanese TV! The segment will be shown on ItteQ, on Nippon TV, with an audience of up to 20 million!

Did You Know...

Some of our sports may not seem very contemporary to you, but Tug o' War and even poetry were part of the Olympic Games as recently as the early 20th Century!