Lost in London: US athletes see 4 hour bus ride
In the time it took a group of U.S. athletes to get to the
Olympic Park from Heathrow Airport they could have reached the
birthplace of the games in Greece.
While Heathrow officials were crowing how well they handled
their busiest day ever, the four hour bus ride for the athletes
from the airport to the Athletes Village showed the logistical
challenges London Olympic officials have to overcome.
Mayor Boris Johnson tried to make light of the wayward bus,
saying it gave the Americans a great chance to see more of London.
But with Heathrow in the far west of sprawling London and the
Olympic Park in the east, the challenges of getting athletes and
visitors to Olympic venues on time looms large for organizers.