After Four Hours Stuck Lost On a Bus, Athletes are Already Complaining About the Olympics

By Sam Gibbs on at

And so it begins. The Olympics officially kicks off at the end of next week, but all the athletes, trainers and oodles of support staff for every nation have to actually get here first. The initial few are arriving, and let's just say they're not all that chuffed with the transport situation we've got set up here in London.

US double 400m hurdles world champion, Kerron Clement, spent four hours with his team lost on a bus in London, attempting to get from Heathrow to the Olympic village. As you can imagine, he wasn't best pleased:

"Um, so we've been lost on the road for 4hrs. Not a good first impression London. 

Athletes are sleepy, hungry and need to pee. Could we get to the Olympic Village please."

Ouch, I can just imagine the kind of frustration they were feeling -- it's almost as if the mockumentary Twenty Twelve is actually coming true. Lord knows how long they spent in passport control to boot. [Twitter via Metro]

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