NBA and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has talked of his joy at meeting the Australian Olympic Swimming team in London.
Bryant posted on Facebook: "I just so happen to be staying in the same hotel with the Australian swim team. I couldn't resist the chance to watch them train and prepare for the Olympics, so I asked if it would be ok. They were excited to have me there. I loved the attention to detail they put into their training and the methodical approach they have. I was lucky because I met Stephanie Rice , 3 time gold medal winner in Beijing and the best women's swimmer in the world was training.
I had the chance to see the best in the world prepare and she is FOCUSED. I took pics with the swimmers and they gave me some speedos lol. The Olympics for me is a great chance to learn from the worlds best and figure out what makes them tick all while representing your country. What a great opportunity and honor."
Bryant will also be competing at the games where he will lead the much heralded USA'Dream Team' basketball side.
Only days to go till we get underway in London. C'mon you Aussies! :)