With the 2012 Olympic Games in London fast approaching, a pair of former Canadian Olympic Gold medallists are being recognized in the Olympic city.
According to Andrew Bucholtz of Yahoo! Sports, Simon Whitfield and Lennox Lewis are having subway stops in London named after them.
The Simon Whitfield Subway Stop is in the heart of London’s banking community, close to the Bank of England, while the Lennox Lewis Subway Stop has four platforms and is one of the busiest stations in the London area.
Whitfield became the first Gold medallist in the history of the men’s triathlon at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, while Lewis won a Gold medal for Canada in men’s superheavyweight boxing division at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, the only Canadian man to win a Gold medal at the Olympic Games 24 years ago.
Whitfield and Lewis are two of hundreds Olympic legends the city of London is recognizing on their subway system.