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Latvian, 72, travels to London on a bicycle

10 August 2012 Last updated at 21:34 BST

A 72-year-old Latvian, Leontis Romanovskis, chose an unusual mode of transport to visit the Olympic host city - a bicycle.

He claims to have covered around 27,000 miles cycling across Europe over the past eight years, in an effort to test his fitness after fighting diabetes.

BBC Russia's Yuri Zhuravel reports.