Underground Olympic Legends Map
The Underground Olympic Legends Map is a unique interpretation of the Underground map in which each underground line is dedicated to a Summer Olympic sporting discipline or disciplines from basketball to track and field. The map not only celebrates multiple gold medal winning athletes but also features other extraordinary athletes who may not have won an Olympic gold medal but are recognised for their abilities or in some cases, famous defeats.
The Underground Olympic Legends Map was designed by Alex Trickett and David Brooks, who say on their design:
"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.
"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."
"These things always divide opinion, so we are happy to discuss (and defend!) any of our choices @alextrickett "
Alex Trickett was a sports journalist and International Editor for the BBC Sport website and David Brooks is a sports historian, journalist and author of "The All-Time World Cup".
Click here to see a sample of the Underground Olympics Legends Map
Click here to see a sample of the new Underground Olympics Legends Map