Victoria Pendleton, the British Olympic cycling sprint gold medal winner, is today the subject of a story linking her romantically with the former Prime Minster Tony Blair.
Blair was in the Velodrome to see Pendleton win her race on Tuesday, and stood and clapped as she did a lap of honour. Witnesses say she looked for him in the crowd, and waved in his direction.
Blair is known to be a fan of cycling, having, himself, owned a bike when he was 7. His wife, Cherie Booth QC, wasn't with him at the race, as she was in central Beijing having her beard plucked.
Miss Pendleton is 27
Tony Blair is 55
Cherie Booth is 53