As the clock counts down to less than one hundred days until the spectacular opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, athletes worldwide will be refocusing their sights for the final push. Among tens of thousands of Olympic hopefuls three young Serbian women will be hoping that their own Olympic dreams will be played out on the waters of Eton. If all goes well, they might even brush shoulders with some of their heroes, too.
Belgrade-based sisters Nikolina (21) and Olivera Moldovan (22) and their teammate Antonija Nadj (25) were among the first to guarantee their places on the Serbian Olympic Team for London 2012, when they qualified at the championships in Hungary, last August. They will compete in the K4 500m challenge in London, with entry into the K1 and K2 500m contests still to be determined.
Leading British character actor and award-winning comedian Matt Lucas will travel to Serbia in coming months to film a movie version of Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin. The much-loved actor and star of international TV hits Little Britain and Come Fly With Me will shoot in Serbia alongside Oscar winning American actress Jessica Lange.
Matt is best known to TV audiences for Little Britain and the world of unforgettable characters and catchphrases he introduced through the smash sketch show. Many of these characters have already gone down as comedy classics, such as health spa nightmare Bubbles Devere, abusive slimming coach Marjorie Doors, teenage delinquent Vicky ‘yeah but no but’ Pollard ‘, wheelchair cheat Andy Pipkin and ‘the only gay in the village’ Daffyd Thomas.