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Tube map stops named after Olympic icons to celebrate London 2012

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a special Olympic Legends Underground Map to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games featuring icons such as Berlin 1936 four-time gold medallist Jesse Owens as station stops on the map.

To celebrate the Games, the names of 361 tube station stops have been changed to the names of Olympic athletes.

The map is a unique interpretation of the official London Underground map in which each line is dedicated to a Summer Olympic sporting discipline such as athletics, basketball, boxing and sailing.

The Underground Olympic Legends Map was designed by Alex Trickett, international editor for the BBC sport website, and sports historian David Brooks.

“We love sport, we love lists and we love London, so what better challenge than to select 361 of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen and to fit them on to our iconic tube map,” said the pair in a joint statement.

You will note the following Weightlifting athletes on the tube map:

Waldemar Baszanowski

Yoshinobu Miyake

Harold Sakata

Hossein Rezazadeh

John Davis

Pyrros Dimas

Naim Suleymanoglu

Vasiliy Alekseyev

Liu Chunhong

Chen Yanqing

Click here to see the Olympic Legends Map in more detail.

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