Sport Relief telethon to be broadcast from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 January 2016

Swimmers at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for Sport Relief 2014

Swimmers at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for Sport Relief 2014


Famous faces are set to flock to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park when it plays host to Sport Relief's telethon.

Viewers will be able to watch a star-studded show broadcast live from Stratford on Friday, March 18 – before the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place two days later.

The BBC telethon, which takes place every other year, is set to feature comedy sketches including Forest Gate actor Idris Elba reprising his role as Luther to crack a special case – with the help of a few celebrities.

On Sunday, March 20, there is the chance to run, swim or cycle to raise money for charity – and you could even spot a star or two as you head round the course.

You can put your trainers on and take on a one, three or six mile course or grab your bike for a 25 or 50 mile cycle.

Swimmers can dive in for an individual or team event over 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km.

Claudia Winkleman, one of the presenters for this year’s show, said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games gives everyone the chance to do themselves proud.

“By running, walking, swimming or cycling at the amazing Queens Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 20th March, you can raise cash that will help to transform the lives of people living right here in London.

“So what are you waiting for, get signed up and do London proud!”

Visit for more information and to sign up.

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