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Dave Downey of Perth, Australia has been crowned Father Christmas at the Snoyran Santa Games in Sweden. 30 Santas went nose-to-nose in five categories: chimney climbing, reindeer racing, kick sled racing, porridge eating, and Santa's Christmas Eve. Official event secretary Elizabeth Landby said:
"He was in third place during most of the time during the competition, but he impressed the judges during the chimney climbing and jumped to first place," Ms Landby said.
"He was popular among the children ... the children thought he was a good Santa."
Mr. Downey won a gold medal, a diploma, and a hand-made sculpture of Santa, in addition to the title. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22828677-401,00.html -via Arbroath