Monday 20 Aug 2018 | 20:40 | SYDNEY
Monday 20 Aug 2018 | 20:40 | SYDNEY

Early entry for the OOPS! award


Sam Roggeveen


6 January 2012 15:22

As Graeme Dobell defines it, the OOPS! is our annual award for a diplomatic snafu, stuff-up or cross-border misunderstanding.

Here's the first entry, in which Obama gets his car stuck during an official visit to Ireland in May 2011, giving sub-editors around the world a chance to dust off puns about diplomatic 'speed bumps':

If you have entries for the OOPS! or Madeleine awards, send them to me: .