In many towns and cities worldwide it is traditional to have a free for all fight of some kind. Perhaps it's to release pent up anger.
Take the Spanish for instance; they have their annual Bull Run in Pamplona; The Tomatina Festival in Valencia, where citizens are involved with tomato throwing thugs. Donkeys have been thrown off church spires (although it does not happen anymore since a priest made an amazing discovery - Donkeys can't fly).
Reminiscent of the annual Ashbourne (Derbyshire) Shrovetide Football match in which most of its citizens take part, a new sport has emerged, taking on international proportions. This sport has developed so quickly, and involved so many countries that, it has to be considered an Olympic sport.
The festival which will take place every four years will be a warm-up event for each Olympic Games. Already part way on its round-the-world tour, the Olympic Torch has been extinguished at least four times on its way to Beijing in August.
Dame Kelly Holmes, great-granddaughter of Sherlock, told In Seine News today;
"Sport and politics don't mix, just the same as religion and politics don't mix - come to think of it, religion and sport doesn't mix either! However the unity between the countries to extinguish the flame that was lit on Mount Olympus in Greece is indeed outstanding and it remains to be seen who can develop the best method of blowing out the candle. I can't wait for London 2012."