Stars in the east

Bahrain has put together an impressive list of celebrities for the opening Grand Prix of the season with three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker taking on cycling legend Lance Armstrong, rowing hero Sir Steve Redgrave and US sprinter Michael Johnson. The winner of the event will win the honour of waving the chequered flag at the end of the Grand Prix. The Bahrain circuit says it will add other celebrity names to the list in the weeks ahead.

The celebrity race is just one of a long list of events planned for the event.

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