You may recognise these guys. The one in front, who seems a little surprised that he has won that race – which just happens to be the 1980 Olympic 1500 metres final – is throwing a party in Stratford, East London in exactly three weeks’ time. His fellow Brit, left of picture will be doing some television commentary at that same party, known worldwide as London 2012. Yes, the Games of the 30th Olympiad.
Coe and Ovett will be there, and so will most of the rest of the world, either in person, or watching on TV. As a preamble, and part of the countrywide Olympic inclusion programme, your scribe will be giving a presentation on Olympic Rivalries, majoring on the pair above, at Watershed, the Bristol Arts Centre, this coming Sunday, at 3pm.
chek it out – www.watershed.co.uk