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CWG 2014: Chris Hoy stopped from entering his own stadium

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks on as Sir Chris Hoy hands over baton to CGF president Prince Imran at Celtic Park during the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday (July 23)
Glasgow, July 26: Britain's most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy was stopped from entering his own stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 here.

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Cycling legend Hoy, who has won six Olympic gold medals, was stopped by a steward and asked for identification to enter the arena named after him (Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome) on the opening day (July 24) of competition at CWG, British media reported. Hoy was to commentate on cycling events.

The steward later apologised on TV for her mistake. She told a BBC 5live reporter: "Please, please can you apologise to him". She said Hoy was on the phone when he arrived at the venue.

"I didn't realise who he was. My mum is going to kill me!," she added.

Hoy, however, defended the steward, as he tweeted "She was just doing her job!!."

OneIndia News

Story first published: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:26 [IST]
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