London Underground map gets facelift for Olympics
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Hop on the Underground at "Jesse Owens" station. After one stop change at "Carl Lewis." And then ride the Tube all the way to "Michael Phelps."
That, sports fans, will get you from central London right to the Olympic Stadium.
The subway system in the British capital has taken on a new look with Transport for London's Olympic Legends Map. Instead of Picadilly Circus, Baker Street and Knightsbridge, the map has changed the names of 361 stations to celebrate Olympic athletes.
Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in swimming at the 2008 Beijing Games and has 14 overall, gets the honor of being the main Olympic stop, which is usually known as Stratford.