Inside The Greatest Show On Earth!

12 April 2011

This morning Grazia Daily went to check out the Olympic site with the head honcho himself, Lord Seb Coe. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to sprint over the hurdles (apart from in our dreams, where we’re the most toned athlete in town, draped in gold medals, our ears ringing from the screams in the stadium) but the exclusive tour was pretty exciting. And it helps that Seb looks like Sean Penn in a rugged, manly, ‘I get things done’ kinda way…
We digress. Anyway, yes, the Olympics. We’ve got until April 26 to buy tickets for the events so we drove around ticking events off our list. Definitely up for cheering on Grazia girlcrush Victoria Pendleton cycling in the velodrome, where she’ll hopefully bag another gold. She’s the super-fit body behind and has inspired us all at Grazia to sign up for the Cycletta challenge and get on our bikes. Join us! We’ve loads of time to train, as the first event is on September 11 in Whipsnade, just outside London.


And of course there’s the Olympic stadium, home of The Greatest Show On Earth, which will be the ultimate A-list hangout come summer 2012. Think of it as like the biggest catwalk in the world, with bells on. Tingles! Seb says Amy Winehouse can see the stadium from her flat. To our surprise Amy wasn’t shouting out the window, fag in hand as we cruised past. Shame.  Instead we saw the mayor’s sculpture thingy which is meant to be the Eiffel Tower of east London. Pas de romance, non?
We suspect the real romance hub will be the Olympic village. We’ll find a way to infiltrate it.
All this Olympic showboating has inspired us to cycle off to the gym tonight. Monday is officially a tone-up day. Got to undo the weekend’s damage somehow…
- Kate Faithfull, Health Editor


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