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Daley Star

By Rob Last edited 140 months ago
Daley Star
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Forget David Beckham. Never mind Sir Steve 'ooh look at all my medals' Redgrave. If you want to get serious about hosting an Olympic Games then you have to go for the big guns.

And when it comes to Olympics the guns don't get any bigger than Daley Thompson.

Lest we forget, this is the man who not only won consecutive gold medals at both the 1980 and '84 Olympics, but also whistled his way through the National Anthem!

And, who else can say that they gave their name to one of the best Sinclair Spectrum games of the Eighties?

No one, that's who.

So Londonist can see why Lord Coe and his committee buddies have decided to send Daley to Singapore along with all the other 'ambassadors' in order to give our bid a boost before the 'winner' is decided on July 6.

What's great about this story though is the photo they've got on the BBC of Thompson and Coe together. They look like they've just got engaged or something.

It's weird but we can't help but look at it.

Last Updated 31 May 2005

Paul

Sweet!

Bruce

That doesn't look like a screenshot from a Spectrum game to me!

This one does however http://www.crashonline.org.uk/...

Despite the fact that the limited Spectrum palatte meant that Daley was white.

Mike

From the CRASH review of Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge:

as long as your arm doesn't fall off, this should keep you waggling long after the Olympics have finished

Playing with your Kempston joystick like that can cause blindness.

tkgeorge

So, if they look like they got engaged, it would appear that only one of them is particularly happy that that is the case.