Hungarian Olympic Legends Receive Special London Underground Map

  • 28 Jun 2012 9:00 AM
Hungarian Olympic Legends Receive Special London Underground Map
British Ambassador Jonathan Knott handed over special editions of London underground maps to living Hungarian sport legends after the official oath taking ceremony of the Hungarian Olympic and Paralympic Team in the Palace of Arts on 22 June.

Jonathan Knott together with the President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Zsolt Borkai presented the London tube maps to Ms Krisztina Egerszegi (five time Olympic Champion swimmer), Mr Tamás Darnyi (four time Olympic Champion swimmer), Mr György Kárpáti (three time Olympic Champion water-polo player) and Mr Dezső Gyarmati (three time Olympic Champion water-polo player).

Mr Kárpáti and Mr Gyarmati were part of the Hungarian Waterpolo Team that played against the Soviet Team in the notorius "blood in the water" match in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. As a matter of fact the Hungarians won the 1956 Olympics in waterpolo.

The Underground Olympic Legends Map was created by Alex Trickett (former sports journalist and International Editor for the BBC Sport) and David Brooks (sports historian, journalist and author of "The All-Time World Cup") for Transport for London to celebrate sporting greatness before the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in March 2012. They selected 361 great athletes to change the names of all London metro stations, 13 of them are Hungarian sport legends.

Source: British Embassy Budapest

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