Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID to enter Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy, Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian and one of the most famous athletes in Scotland, neeeded to prove his identity to enter the Glasgow Commonwealth Games venue named after him.

Most-decorated Olympian in British history not recognized

Sir Chris Hoy carries the Queen's Baton at Buckingham Palace last year. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Sir Chris Hoy, Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian, took a break from rescuing awkward social situations involving Queen Elizabeth II to take in some action at the Commonwealth Games.

He was stopped by security as he tried to enter the venue named after him.

That's right: Sir Chris Hoy, one of the most recognizable athletes in Scotland, needed to show ID to enter the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

BBC Radio reported that the girl responsible exclaimed, “My mum’s going to kill me!”

To his eternal credit, the cycling legend came to the girl’s aid via Twitter.

Via The Guardian.


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