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London bus flexes its Olympic muscles

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 01:27

July 23 - A Czech artist celebrates the Olympics by transforming a London double-decker bus into performance art. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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London's iconic double decker bus is getting into shape for the 2012 games. And when it makes its Olympic debut, it will be sure to have athletes and fans doing a double take. Czech artist David Cerny says his art installation will work out next to his country's Olympic team. (SOUNDBITE) David Cerny, artist, saying (English): "There is one common exercise for every sportsman around the world, and it's push ups, so I thought the push ups would be perfect fun. And the thing about the push ups is also that in one hand, of course, it's training and exercising for sport activities but at the same time it's a punishment in whatever army or probably prisons or whatever. So the push ups are a very universal kind of movement, of proving physical abilities." The 1957 bus was purchased from an owner in the Netherlands. The arms, engine and suspension tools were added later. Weighing in at six tonnes, Cerny hopes this competitor won't burn out before the games are over. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.

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London bus flexes its Olympic muscles

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 01:27