x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Olympics offer lots of chances to spot stars

From Mick Jagger to Condoleeza Rice, the London Games have attracted some of the world's most famous people.

Mick Jagger has dropped by the Olympic Stadium to watch some track and field. The Rolling Stones singer is not the only A-lister to take in the games, but most are keeping a low profile.

Nicole Kidman went to the opening ceremony - "Wow!" was the reaction posted on her official Facebook page - and attended a party at the Omega House hospitality venue as a face of the watch brand.

Sir Paul McCartney, who closed the opening ceremony with Hey Jude, has shown up several times at the Olympic Stadium and the Velodrome.

The actress Susan Sarandon watched men's water polo alongside the gold medallist Carl Lewis on Monday.

But Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, both filming in Britain this summer, have so far gone undetected both at the games and in London nightspots - to the regret of the city's paparazzi.

The London Games have also played host to dozens of dignitaries and a healthy sprinkling of royalty, with Prince William, his wife Kate and Prince Harry popping up at various matches.

The former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was spotted at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, while Bill Gates has attended events including table tennis and beach volleyball.