Athletes very late at London Olympic village


This video from the USA is about the 2005 NCAA Outdoor 400-Meter Hurdles race, including Kerron Clement.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Athletes lost on way to village

Monday 16 July 2012

Athletes were left furious today after the first of the Olympics Games Lanes came into operation – causing a confused bus driver to get lost on the road for four hours.

Two-time world 400 metres hurdles champion Kerron Clement was unhappy with his sluggish bus journey across London as teething problems blighted the route.

More used to living life in the fast lane, the 26-year-old tweeted he was unimpressed with a 25-mile bus ride taking more than four hours.

“Um, so we’ve been lost on the road for 4hrs. Not a good first impression London,” he wrote.

“Athletes are sleepy, hungry and need to pee. Could we get to the Olympic Village please.”

See also here.

Brass-necked G4S is still intent on pocketing tens of millions of pounds in management fees for its Olympic security contract despite its chief executive admitting it has been “a humiliating shambles”: here.

The G4S debacle shows the folly of dishing out contracts to private firms: here.

2 thoughts on “Athletes very late at London Olympic village

  1. Open up, it’s the Olympics

    Little-noticed measures passed by the government will now allow police officers and Olympics officials to enter homes and shops near official venues to confiscate any protest material.

    There is escalating police harassment in Stratford, east London, especially against black youth and prostitutes.

    Now the police are being allowed to seize political material critical of the Olympics. The aim for the police, government and Olympic committee seems to be to exclude as many of us as possible.

    Mette Hermansen, east London

    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=29091

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  2. Pingback: London Olympic games elitism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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