Birthday boy Ryan Lochte is set to be upstaged again by United States rival Tyler Clary as they wind down from their Olympic exertions in the pool. After stealing
Lochte’s 200m backstroke crown with a surprise gold medal on Thursday, Clary revealed he is heading to the heart of London’s west end to mix it up again with a DJ-ing
set at Chinawhite, a legendary nightclub haunt of celebrities, English Premier League footballers and WAGs (wives and girlfriends). “I’m actually DJ-ing here in London
on Saturday night, at a club called Chinawhite. That’s going to be a lot of fun,” Clary said, when asked how he was going to celebrate.
Lochte, meanwhile, is keeping things low-key after a five-medal haul of two gold, two silver and one bronze at London 2012. Looking forward to a night off to mark his
28th birthday on Friday, he described his ideal night’s entertainment: “I just like sitting on my couch watching TV with my dog. We do that pretty much every day. He’s
my best friend. He really likes action movies.” Easy tiger.
Swans’ flight from Serpentine
With the triathlon and marathon swimming taking place in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake from Saturday 4 August, the park’s resident swans have been sent on a short
vacation to Egham in Surrey while their London home is overrun with athletes, officials and spectators. The three swan families, consisting of six adults and 14
cygnets, have been swept away from the noise and stress of the Olympic Games. But their temporary removal may come as welcome news to some visitors, as the defensive
adults have been known to break people’s arms if they come too close to their cygnets. The swans will return from their summer holiday in Surrey after the swimming
finishes on 10 August.
Ring, ring, who’s there?
Muse may have produced the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games, but most Games staff will agree that the default Samsung ringtone is the melody that will be
stuck in their heads long after the Closing Ceremony. And when thousands of staff have the same model of phone and haven’t bothered to change the ringtone, it’s easy
to grab the wrong handset, as one ONS gymnastics reporter found out when he received a voicemail asking him to pick up a relative of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. It
wasn’t until he returned the call to confirm he wasn’t a driver that he realised he had taken off with the wrong phone, which remains unclaimed.
-With The Daily Star input