It may have been one of Heathrow’s busiest days for departures – and certainly the biggest ever for departures by travellers with heavy gold medallions slung round their necks – but there was little sense of an ending at the airport on Monday.
The airport and government officials on hand to see off the London 2012 athletes were reluctant to declare a logistics victory until the Paralympics had also come and gone without a hitch. Several of the athletes were on to their next competition, or already thinking about Rio
Athletes’ Heathrow Exodus Going Smoothly – The Financial Times – August 13th, 2012
By Rose Jacobs and Darren Wee
Link to Financial Times article