"Every crowd has a silver lining" - P. T. Barnum

"Every crowd has a silver lining" - P. T. Barnum
Wonderful quote, which I found on Johnny Pugh's Facebook Page -- a sparkling midway of some great Bill Carter photos, historic videos and mementos. The spirit of the old Cole soul comes alive!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monte Carlo Circus Olympics Showers All its Gold on Russians; Silvers to China, Russia, Holland, Italy and Germany; USA's Sacha Nabs a Bronze for Contortion; Hula Hoops Fail to Score; Peterson Peanuts Barred from Event.

Gold Clown:

Desire of Flight (Russia)  Aerial Straps
Troupe Sokolov (Russia) Teeterboard

Silver Clown:

Hans Klok (Holland) Illusionist
Duo Suining (China) Hand to Hand
Troupe Dobrovitskiy (Russia) Aerial Casting
Vinicio Canastrelli Togni (Italy)  Liberty Horses
Rosi Hochegger (Germany) Dogs & Comedy Horse
Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe (China)  Trampoline Risley

Bronze Clown:

Sacha (USA) Contortion
Lisa Kachatya (Armenia) high wire
Anastasia Makeeva (Russia) trapeze
Duo Kvas (Ukraine) Hand to Hand
Gartner Family (France) Elephants


Tom Dieck (Germany) lions and tigers

Robert Muraine, the only other contestant from the United States, won a special prize for his break dancing routine.  

Thanks to Don Covington for this information


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