Construction workers get jump on Games

Workers at the London 2012 Olympic stadium have staged their own version of the games during lunch breaks.

Construction workers at the $780 million venue in Stratford, East London, compete in makeshift tasks including throwing a bricklayer’s mallet in a mock hammer field event.

Others hurl half a breeze block as a shot put or run races on the track where superstar Usain Bolt will compete in the 100 meters in August.

A worker told The Sun: "It’s fun. A guy who’s (200 pounds) did the 200 meters in 31 seconds. I was second in the hammer throw and got the bottom of a Pringles tube for my silver medal."

An Olympics source told the newspaper, "Everyone who’s worked on the site wants to be Usain Bolt for a day. Who can blame them?"