It’s an even-numbered year and the world’s best athletes have descended upon Rio de Janeiro for displays of superhuman strength, agility, and speed. And for those stuck here in Los Angeles, watching the Olympics on TV, LA Metro is offering a chance to come face to face with the heroes of years past.
In an ambitious promotional event, the transit agency is bringing gold medalists to Metro stations throughout the Olympic Games. The athletes will apparently be available to meet fans and (presumably) pose for an endless series of selfies for hour-and-a-half blocks from August 8 through August 12 and from August 15 through August 19 (a meet and greet with boxer Paul Gonzales at the El Monte bus station already went down August 5). Continu to read