In London lanes of traffic have been designated as Olympic Lanes. Veer into one of these at your peril, If you choose to drive in the Olympic Lanes without the necessary authority expect a £130 fine. In order to "test drive" the Olympic Lanes they were opened today, causing traffic chaos. As the lanes remained empty, road users became stuck in gridlocked traffic.
The number of Olympic athletes has dwindled slghtly due to participants banned for doping and one for a racist tweet. Nine Olympic athletes have been suspended from the Games today by the World Olympic Authority, accused of doping. Triple jumper Voula Papachristou has been dropped by the Greek Olympic team over a racist tweet on twitter. She has since gone online offering heartfelt apologies for what she claims was a tastless joke. Others viewed it as offensive and she has paid the price.
Korean Flag mix up
Today, July 25, 2012, the North Korean Women's football squad walked off the pitch in protest when the South Korean flag was shown in error on a pitch screen at Hampden. Whoops. Apologies all around and eventually the game kicked off, albeit one hour late.
On Monday July 23 there was a dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony. Wth 60,000 people enjoying the preview the logistics of crowds in London was tested. Whoops again. A fault on an underground line caused major disruotion and delays.It is expected that the underground or Tube will transport a huge amount of passengers during the Games.
Let the Games Begin?
Ready or not the Games opening ceremony takes place on Friday July 27, 2012. After security issues and more people have been working hard to make sure that London 2012 goes off without a hitch. It may still be fingers crossed but we will get there in the end. We always do.