I'm Steve Parry and I've been working for 5 Live for the last six months on the Road to Beijing series, covering a wide variety of Olympic tales in a variety of sports.

But you may know me better without my clothes on!

This is my first Olympics working for the media, the last one in Athens was where I won my bronze medal in the 200m butterfly.

What a race that was - Michael Phelps broke the Olympic record to win gold, Japan's Takashi Yamamoto broke the Asian Games record for silver and I broke the Commonwealth Games record - and Princess Anne was dishing out the medals!

I'd been to Sydney in 2000 too and finished 5th.

I missed out in qualifying by fractions of a second in 1996 so watched it avidly on the TV, as I had in 2004 and 2000.

I'm an Olympics nut and am fascinated by all the various sports. If I wasn't at the swimming I'd make sure I went to watch all of them - though I would keep a closer eye on the gymnastics, cycling and rowing as I am good friends with Beth Tweddle, Chris Hoy and Alex Partridge.

I will be at the rowing lake - but only to cover the open-water swimming, where Cassie Patten and David Davies go for Team GB.

But my main job will be poolside in the Water Cube interviewing the swimmers after each race.

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