Dutch riled by omission from Olympic subway map
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Not even four Olympic gold medals could land the "Flying Housewife" a subway stop in London.
Fanny Blankers-Koen, a Dutchwoman who was one of the biggest stars of the 1948 London Olympics, was left off a new map of the London Underground dedicated to former Olympians, prompting criticism from her homeland.
The Olympic Legends Map, which is being sold as a poster by Transport for London, changed the names of 361 London subway and railway stations. It includes stops named for a variety of past and present Olympians from various sports, including Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci and Mark Spitz.
The Dutch federation says "in this array of 361 athletes, Fanny Blankers-Koen should be included."