Olympic Athletes from the USA and a number of other countries were treated to a 4 hour trip from London's Heathrow airport to the Olympic Village in Stratford where they will be staying.
"We’ve been lost on the road for 4hrs. Not a good first impression London" tweeted American 400-meter hurdler Kerron Clement. The trip took four hours to cover 24 miles from the airport to the Olympic Village, a distance that the men's marathon winner is expected to cover in less than half the time.
The buses were equipped satttelite-navigation systems and provided with dedicated Olympic lanes, reportss the New York Times. Frustrated bus drivers apologied stating that it was their first day on the job. Heathrow Airport, experienced it's busiest day in 80 year, ran exctptionally.
Craig Kinsley, a Team USA javelin thrower, was smiling from ear-to-ear when he finally arrived at the Olympic Village yesterday. "I've just updated my Facebook status," he said to 'England, London, Olympic Village, heaven"
London's Mayor Boris Johnson remarked, "I understand that some of our visitors took the scenic route," . "They saw more of our fantastic city than they would otherwise have done. And that’s no bad thing. What thing of beauty does not have its imperfections?"