Whitfield, Snowsill Included In London’s Olympic Legends Map

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  • Published Mar 29, 2012
  • Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM UTC

Two stops on the subway system in the British capital have been named after Canada’s Simon Whitfield and Australia’s Emma Snowsill.

Hop on the Underground at “Jesse Owens” station. After one stop change at “Carl Lewis.” And then ride the Tube all the way to “Michael Phelps.”

That, sports fans, will get you from central London right to the Olympic Stadium.

The subway system in the British capital has taken on a new look with Transport for London’s Olympic Legends Map. Instead of Picadilly Circus, Baker Street and Knightsbridge, the map has changed the names of 361 stations to celebrate Olympic athletes.

“There were heated debates and a few late changes of heart, but we are happy with the result: dozens of nations represented, all 2012 Olympic sports accounted for, and Ali and Phelps, two of the greatest Olympians of all time, guarding the Stratford gateways to the games,” map designers Alex Trickett and David Brooks said in a joint statement.

Bank station has been named for Canadian triathlete Simon Whitfield, a gold medallist at the 2000 Sydney Games, while Poplar becomes “Lennox Lewis,” the star boxer who won gold for Canada in 1988.

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Learn more about the map here.

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