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Brazilian Olympic athletes dubbed as metro stations for London 2012

03-29-2012 13:54 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian Olympic athletes received the honor of having a subway station in London named after them.

The subway system in the British capital has taken on a new look with Transport for London's Olympic Legends Map. The map has changed the names of 361 stations to celebrate Olympic athletes.

The new map brings in famous Olympians from a variety of sports, including 2008 men's tennis singles gold medalist Rafael Nadal, gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci, five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain and 1992 Dream Team players Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.

Brazilian soccer star Marta was named as the first athlete to receive a "tube" station named after her.

The other two Brazilian athletes to receive the honor were sailing legends Torben Grael and Robert Scheidt.

 

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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