Rio Olympics 2016: Your unusual encounters with Olympians
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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...
British sporting royalty
From 11-time Paralympic gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson...
...to two-time Olympic champion and president of the International Association of Athletics Federations Lord Coe...
...to rowing legend and five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave...
...to Sir Bradley Wiggins.
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.
And David Hemery
So many of you have stories about the time you met Britain's former Olympic hurdling champion.
One guy had met them all
This man didn't give up in his quest to meet British triathlete Helen Jenkins
Two for the price of one
This youngster met Colin Jackson AND Denise Lewis...
1. Olympic champion 2. WWE star
A couple of you had met Kurt Angle, who won wrestling gold at the 1996 Olympics.
And you just can't help some people...
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