Rio Olympics 2016: Your unusual encounters with Olympians

Mo Farah
Twitter user LP says he was a bit worse for wear when he bumped into double Olympic champion Mo Farah at breakfast
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Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Dates: 5-21 August Time in Rio: BST -4
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Ever start a story with, "This one time I met..."?

That go-to anecdote, that chance encounter with someone famous that you wheel out at every opportunity.

In honour of Rio 2016 getting under way this week, we asked Sportsday readers to get in touch with their unusual encounters with Olympians - and you have delivered in your droves.

From a selfie with Sir Steve Redgrave in a service station to bumping into Lord Coe outside a pub.

'The time the fastest man on the planet played with my band'

One of the greatest ever claims to fame...

Alan Roberts

British sporting royalty

From 11-time Paralympic gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson...

Rob McCarroll
"I met Tanni Grey-Thompson whilst striking down Whitehall - she was on her way to parliament," says Rob McCarroll two-time Olympic champion and president of the International Association of Athletics Federations Lord Coe...

Twitter pic
Mossy had a chance meeting with Lord Coe during the 2012 Olympics outside a pub rowing legend and five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave...

Nicola Kenton Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Ralph Timms

Everyone loves Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis-Hill

Daley and Ennis-Hill are two of the faces of Team GB in Rio and plenty of you have met them.

Peter Biggins
Peter Biggins with Tom Daley
Darryl Arnett

And David Hemery

So many of you have stories about the time you met Britain's former Olympic hurdling champion.

Christopher Withers
"Met David Hemery when watching the tennis at London 2012. Held his 1968 gold medal too," says Christoper Withers

One guy had met them all


This man didn't give up in his quest to meet British triathlete Helen Jenkins

Haydn Brown
"I was best man at my friend's wedding," said Haydn Brown. "He's married to Helen Jenkins' sister. I kinda stalked her!!"

Two for the price of one

This youngster met Colin Jackson AND Denise Lewis...

Mike Evans
Tom met these two former Olympians

1. Olympic champion 2. WWE star

A couple of you had met Kurt Angle, who won wrestling gold at the 1996 Olympics.

Steve Ferguson

And you just can't help some people...

Mark Newbold

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