Humans of Olympics: Meet Clare Balding, one of the busiest TV journalists in Rio
TV presenter Clare Balding was in the news shortly after landing in Rio, even before the Olympics opening ceremony, as she was spotted without her ring
TV presenter Clare Balding was in the news shortly after landing in Rio de Janeiro, even before the opening ceremony. The celebrity British sports presenter, who has her own show, did not have her ring on in Rio and the tabloids picked up on it.
On the opening day of the Games, Clare was filming at the Olympic Park right next to the Five Rings that have been installed for fans to click snaps. A whole lot of English fans were waiting patiently to ask her for an autograph and a photograph. Just then, a couple of just out of college volunteers from London walked up to her and asked to get a photograph clicked with her. Not only did she oblige, she even asked the two girls to stay back for an interview.
With Great Britain in action in a lot of sports on the opening day, Balding was very busy, but she still interacted with the fans. Talking about the two girls from London and their friends who were from Brazil and Asia, she said, “This is the essence of the Games. People from all corners of the world meet and help each other at such sporting events. This is how new friendships are formed.”
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
England vs Pakistan: Stuart Broad jokes he's taken off father Chris from Christmas card and gifts list after being fined
Stuart Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee and a demerit point by his father, ICC match referee Chris Broad, for giving Yasir Shah a send-off in the first Test against Pakistan.
England vs Pakistan: Shoaib Malik set to link up with visitors' team on 15 August ahead of three-T20I series
The PCB had allowed Malik permission to join the squad in England late as he wanted to spend time with his family in UAE.
England vs West Indies: Chris Woakes an 'unsung hero,' goes quietly about his business, says Alec Stewart
Chris Woakes grabbed five wickets to help England bowl out West Indies for 129 in the second innings of the final Test as the hosts claimed the Wisden Trophy with a 2-1 series victory.