Ken Livingstone has promised a rapid overhaul of the Olympic Route Network if he wins the mayoral election, fuelling fears of some International Olympic Committee members and London 2012 insiders that Games preparations may be turned upside down.
Livingstone said in the mayoral debate this week: “It is ridiculous that corporate hangers-on at the Olympics will be ferried along special lanes in a fleet of imported BMWs when London has the finest taxi service in the world.
“Athletes and their team need special treatment to ensure they get to their events on time. Corporate sponsors do not.”
This even though the concept of the Games Lanes was part of the London bid back which Livingstone signed off in 2005.
Source The Telegraph