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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Transport Chaos Hits London Olympics

The dream of hosting the 2012 Olympics in London was, at some stage, always going to come crashing down to earth.

Aside from the ever ballooning out of control budget, the other issue that "dare not speak its name" was that of London's appalling third world transport system.

Needless to say, the officials and politicians "managing" the games could not keep the shame of London hidden for ever. London's appalling transport failings were laid bare to the world yesterday, when World Travel Market (WTM) delegates struggled to reach their venue.

Exhibitors and delegates driving to the first day of WTM experienced a doubling of their journey times, whilst those taking the train had to change to buses at Canning Town owing to a signal failure.

The Turkish culture and tourism minister, Ertugrul Gunay, was 25 minutes late for an 11am press conference; unsurprisingly he was not best pleased:

"It is obvious traffic will pose a problem. I thought Istanbul was bad enough, but having come to London I see the problem isn't any different here."

However, the politicians and organisers are adamant that all will work smoothly in 2012.

We shall see!

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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