I went cycling with my friend Paul and his trusty birdy at Olympic park in Homebush last Thursday.
The beautiful thing about cycling at Homebush is that there are not only 35kms (just under 22 miles) of very nice cycle paths and restaurants; there is the spectacle of the stadium itself.
Due to an advertising deal Stadium Australia has acquired the name “Telstra Stadium”.
Most people I know here in Sydney just call it the Olympic Stadium.
During the Olympics two local comedians (Roy and HG) ran an hilarious TV show called “The Dream” at the end of the day, commenting on the day’s events. Roy and HG with the help of cartoonist Paul Newell had come up with an alternative to the “official Olympic Games mascots”, called “Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat”.
Fatso was much more popular with most Sydney-siders than the bland official mascots and there is a likeness of him on top of a pole near the stadium.