30 March 2012

Leo Messi and Mascherano will appoint two underground stations in London

On the occasion of the Olympic Games, London honors outstanding athletes.
Rafa Nadal, Miguel Indurain, Manel Estiarte and Theresa Zabell, are the Spanish representatives.

The 'Olympic Legends Underground Map' (Map of Olympic legends) is a project that has taken place on the occasion of the 2012 London Olympics team which aims to honor outstanding athletes in history by renaming the 361 stations underground with their names.

In this map each line collector's edition is dedicated to a sport or Olympic sports such as basketball or athletics. They will also have a proper name athletes are recognized worldwide but have not ever gotten a medal.

In the brown line, corresponding to the football stand out among all the names of the players of FC Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano both winners of the gold medal in Beijing 2008 with Argentina.

Stations share the same line the former Barcelona Samuel Eto'o, the Real Madrid player Ángel Di Maria or Manchetser City forward Carlos Tevez.

In this map there is also a small Spanish representation consists of 4 athletes: tennis player Rafa Nadal (gold in Beijing 2008), the cyclist Miguel Indurain (gold in Atlanta 1996), the water polo Estiarte Manel (gold in Atlanta 1996) and Theresa Zabell sailor (in 470 sailing gold in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996).

Other sports figures such as Roger Federer, Michael Phelps, or legends like Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali will also have their name in the subway stations in the British capital during the Games.

The map designers, Alex Trickett and David Brooks say they are "happy with the result" and that "dozens of countries are represented, all Olympic sports including the 2012 and Ali and Phelps, two of the greatest Olympians in history, are on the website of the Games in Stratford " (via MD)