Fanny Blankers-Koen wins again in London
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Fanny Blankers-Koen will be getting her name on the London Underground's Olympic Legends Map after all.
The Dutchwoman, who was one of the biggest stars of the 1948 London Olympics, was originally left off a new Underground map dedicated to past and present Olympians, prompting criticism from her homeland.
On Wednesday, the track star known as the "Flying Housewife" was added to the list for future prints.
Transport for London marketing director Chris Macleod apologized about the omission of Blankers-Koen and says she'll be featured in the next reprint of the map.
Blankers-Koen won gold in the 100 meters, 200, 80 hurdles and 4x100 relay at the London Games and was named "Female Athlete of the Century" by the IAAF in 1999. She died in 2004.