Imposters blag their way on to Team GB Olympic parade with tracksuits and medals


A pair of gold medal impostors who blagged their way onto a float during the Team GB Olympic parade were hilariously exposed by an interviewer.

The young men managed to defy security and clambered aboard a float among the women's hockey team and modern pentathlon athletes at the start of the parade in Manchester.

Both men donned white Adidas Team GB tracksuits and plastic medals to trick security into letting them onto the float.

A Sky News journalist discovered the men were sham athletes when he asked them about their Olympic achievements, reports Manchester Evening News.


When first asked what they had won, one of the cheeky pair said: "We won the Olympics...err..the fencing in the Olympics."As they realised the game was up, the grinning pals admitted they had blagged their way onto the float.

A clip screened on Sky News shows the men chatting with the other athletes and kissing their fake medals.

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The Sky News Journalist said: "Was it a blagging Olympics was it?"One of the men replied: "A bit of a one, a bit of one yeah, we kind of just bought the kit..."So we go the medal and we just thought, you know, we'll give it a go.

"We actually got ushered on, it was actually completely against our will. We blag things now and then."Hilariously he then added: "We're going to get off the next stop!"

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The two young men then left the float when asked by security.

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According to Sky News, the modern pentathlon team realised they were fake athletes and found their efforts amusing rather than threatening.

The parade has taken months of planning, with other officials and media representatives having to undertake accreditation and security checks.

It is unknown how the pair managed to breach security and clamber aboard the float.A spokesman for the British Olympic Association said: "We are aware of the matter, and are disappointed anyone would want to detract from the athletes' celebration.

"This did not spoil anyone's enjoyment of a wonderful event."

The Olympic and Paralympic athletes are due to take part in a second parade in London later today, before being treated to a reception at Buckingham Palace with the Queen.