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Thursday, August 18, 2005

London Underground Olympics

Tube Olympics - Part One

After another email exchange with Jon Justice and also after seeing some guys on the DLR yesterday doing some tube gymnastics by doing chest lifts (shoulder presses?? - see the picture on the right) using the strap-hangers, I decided it might be fun to show some Olympic sports that Tube travellers would excel in. I think Metro did something similar way before London won the 2012 Olympic Bid - but hey, I never said it was original.

Today's sporting discipline is Balance. Balance is one of the key techniques that London Underground commuters use on a daily basis particularly when travelling in the rush hour. The lady below will be awarded 9 out of 10 for her balancing skills.

Balancing a rucksack on the tube

See how she perfectly combines standing in the middle of the carriage with perfect upright balance of her heavy rucksack, whilst holding onto the handrail and reading a copy of the Metro at the same time.

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