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Bishop Vs Coe: Clash Of The Titans

17th February 2014

It has been revealed today that Sport Relief champion John Bishop and four-time Olympic medal winner Sebastian Coe will captain two teams of celebrities and go head-to-head in a series of sporting challenges at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the huge Sport Relief Night of TV on Friday 21st March.

With the Clash of Titans trophy up for grabs, the competition will be fierce, the challenges demanding and the potential for sporting upset high.

John Bishop said: “For Sport Relief 2012, I spent a week of pain cycling, rowing and running from Paris to London. To say it was tough, is a huge understatement.  But now, two years on, I am back again to take on whatever challenges Sport Relief throws at me.  Am I intimidated by going up against four-time Olympic medal winner Sebastian Coe?  No, I say, bring it on!  May the best man win.”

And rival Sebastian Coe said: “As chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, I spent the best part of ten years preoccupied with the planning and delivery of London 2012. Not once did I imagine that less than two years later I would find myself back at the park competing. I hear John Bishop has quite a competitive streak but I know these venues inside out – something that, probably unrealistically, I am hoping will play to my advantage.”

On the night, Clare Balding will present all the action from the Aquatics Centre whilst, over at the Lee Valley Velodrome, Gabby Logan will be on hand as the teams compete in a variety of events including track cycling, rhythmic gymnastics, synchronised swimming and a swimming relay.

It promises to be an incredible night of entertainment and the public has the opportunity to buy tickets to watch all the action from the two venues and cheer on their favourite team. Tickets go on sale today and are £15 plus bookings fees applied by Ticketmaster and at least £2.50 will be donated to Comic Relief by the BBC.  Further details about the team line-ups will be announced in the run up to the event.

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