Olympic Legends Underground Map

10:30 AM

The Transport for London (TfL) has released a special Olympic Legends Underground Map to celebrate the upcoming 2012 Olympics. The names of 361 tube station stops have been changed to names of Olympic athletes, with each line dedicated to an Olympic Sporting discipline. American Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time with 14 gold medals, has the honor of being the main London 2012 Olympic stop of Stratford. The other Stratford gateway to the Games, Stratford International Stadium on the Docklands Light Railway has been named the Cassius Clay after the American who won gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali and becoming the greatest heavyweight of all time. For the full map, see here http://shop.tfl.gov.uk/SiteData/Root/File/Olympic%20Legends%20Map%20Sample2.pdf or http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/16412-tube-map-stops-named-after-olympic-and-paralympic-icons-to-celebrate-london-2012

Of course it wouldn't be the Olympic theme if there wasn't a Gymnastics Line! Gymnasts recognized are below. Do you think there is a Gymnast more worthy of being included as an Olympic Legend? Or any notable Gymnasts missing who should be there? Leave a comment and let me know. I am interested to know what you think! 
VITALY SCHERBO (Unified Team/Belarus) (Image by Getty Images)

ALEXEI NEMOV (Russia) (Image by China Daily)

NIKOLAI ANDRIANOV (Belarus/Soviet Union) (Image from Eurosport)

SAWAO KATO (JAPAN) (Image from Top10 List)

YANG WEI (CHINA) (Image from 2008 Beijing Olympics official site)

NADIA COMANECI (ROMANIA) (Image from Sports Illustrated)

MARY LOU RETTON (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) (Image from About.com)

LARISA LATYNINA (SOVIET UNION) (Image from Beijing Olympics website)


ALEKSANDR MOSKALENKO (RUSSIA) (TRAMPOLINE) (Image from gymmedia.com)


VIKTOR CHUKARIN (USSR) (Image from FIG)


LUDMILA TOURISCHEVA (RUSSIA/SOVIET UNION) (Image from Profimedia)


OLGA KORBUT (SOVIET UNION) (Image from China Daily)

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