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article imageOp-Ed: 2012 Olympic venue confusion after CNN locates London in Norfolk

By Elaine Findlay     Jan 30, 2012 in Odd News
London - It seems CNN will have trouble providing coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games as the news company believes the UK’s capital city is located in Norfolk rather than 100 miles or so further south on the banks of the river Thames.
Just what is it about American media and geography? It was only a couple of weeks ago that Fox News managed to wipe Croatia completely from its map of Europe without having to resort to “shock and awe.” Then, on January 29, 2012, reporters at CNN decided to relocate London from its centuries-old home straddling the banks of the river Thames to Norfolk. An eagle-eyed viewer spotted the mistake and uploaded a picture which is now doing the rounds on Twitter.
CNN’s map positioned London roughly where the town of Norwich in the UK county of Norfolk is located. If the media company's reporters turn up there in the summer expecting to find a nice big stadium, an Olympic village and a lot of athletes, they’re in for a big disappointment. The biggest stadium available in Norwich is probably Carrow Road, home of Norwich City Football Club, which has a capacity of around 27,000 seated spectators which is about one-third the capacity of the new Olympic stadium which has been built in East London.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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