From the "Oh shit" department, Stuff reports:
Australian Olympic athletes and officials were taken on a three-hour "Monopoly tour" of London after a bus chartered by Games organisers, with a lost driver behind the wheel, took three hours to travel from Heathrow airport to the Olympic village.Beijing gold medallist Elise Rechichi was among the contingent of Australian sailors on the vehicle that was two hours late to collect the party. It then drove around for hours on what should have been a 45-minute trip, before the driver admitted the East London Games village had not been entered into the GPS navigation system.Australian Olympic Committee media liaison officer Damian Kelly described the bewildering journey that extended an already long trip."The driver just said 'I'm sorry, I'm lost, it's my first day on the job and I'm lost.""We were moving, we were in the Olympic lane and we were going places, we just weren't going where we were supposed to go."He just said it was his first day in that bus and they hadn't told them how the GPSs worked and that he didn't know how to use it and apparently the Olympic Village hadn't been loaded into the GPS.
Still; if such a stuff-up had to happen, could it have happened to a nicer bunch of athletes?