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Olympic tube map: travel from Seb Coe to Mark Spitz

Posted at 12:00 pm, March 30, 2012 in Fun London, Olympics & Paralympics

Olympic Legends Map Reason 324 you know it’s 2012: Transport for London have unveiled a novelty tube map swapping the names of tube stations with those of famous Olympians. Have a look at it here and see if you find it as confusing as I do. Each tube line represents a particular Olympic sport and there are symbols to represent vital information such as ‘Renowned athletes who have not won an Olympic medal’ and ‘Athletes who have starred or featured in films’. So, if you travel from Morden to Old Street every day, think again; you are actually travelling from Venus Williams to Roger Federer. If you like to go to Oxford Circus at the weekend, make sure you remind yourself to get off at Ian Thorpe this Saturday and if you’re as big a fan of Wimbledon Park station as I am, rejoice for it’s now called Sally Gunnell. I’ve spent 10 minutes looking at this now (which might be 8 minutes too many) and I just can’t help asking myself, ‘Where are the puns?’. Isn’t that crucial to novelty tube maps (just look at this one). Where’s Seb Pimilicoe? Where’s Eric the Eeling Broadway? Why isn’t it Spitz Cottage? Tom Young

#olympictubestops Ready, set, go! Tweet us @TimeOutLondon. If this pic is coming up too small, head to tfl.gov.uk to get a good look.

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