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article imageThe athletic bus arrives for the Olympics

By Melissa Horrocks     Jul 25, 2012 in Odd News
London - A London bus has been transformed into an athletic bus working out for the Olympic Games. It is hoped that the bus will be inspiration for participants.
The Metro reports, an artist has transformed a bus into an athlete who is doing push-ups for the Olympics. The artist created a unique way of celebrating the summer's Olympic Games in style, after transforming the London bus into an athlete doing push-ups.
The amazing talents of artist, David Cerny can be seen when looking at the creative, London bus that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The bus is definitely unique, with red mechanical artwork that honors the London, 2012 Olympics. The Olympics start on Friday.
Cerny went to Holland to buy the bus and then attached, two massive electrical arms that elevate the body of the vehicle as though it is doing push-ups. The bus is powered by an electrical engine and every push-up activates different sounds. As the bus completes push-ups the sounds evoke tough, physical effort and video projections on the bus' windows.
Cerny explained, that one common exercise, all athletes have in common is push-ups. It is a good training for each athlete in the world, but it is also a form of punishment in armies and prisons. The push-ups are a universal activity.
The bus is assembled in front of the Czech Olympic headquarters, in London. The vehicle is known as the London Booster, Cerny hopes it will become the unofficial mascot of the Olympic Games.
The bus is positioned outside the Czech Olympic House in Islington, Cerny hopes the bus will help provide inspiration for his fellow compatriots who compete for medal glory, this summer.
Mail Online reports, that the work will commemorate the 2012 Olympics. The bus was made from a traditional London bus. It has two massive arms and an electrical engine. The six-tonne bus moves up and down due to wiring and suspension tools.
The bus is less controversial than other works by Cerny, that have angered European politicians and poked fun at rival artists. Cerny revealed a large puzzle like object called Entropa back in 2009, that portrayed European countries in unflattering ways.
Another piece of Cerny's art called Shark, showed former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, floating in formaldehyde. It was designed to poke fun at British artist Damien Hirst's embalmed shark and was banned from exhibitions in Belgium and Poland.
Nigeria News Online report, that the 1957 London bus was brought from an owner in the Netherlands. Cerny has even painted a Soviet tank pink, which was serving as a monument of the Allies' 1945 liberation of Prague from Nazi control. Cerny spoke about his current artwork saying, 'We will see how long the athlete can work out for.
'Let's hope he will exercise for the full three weeks. He will be the biggest sportsman there.'
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