London Olympics: London mayor Boris gets stuck on zip wire
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | 10:17 a.m. CDT;
updated 2:21 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 1, 2012
This mobile phone photo provided by Lee Medcalf shows Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, dangling in midair above the crowds at an open-air viewing site at east London’s Victoria Park on Wednesday.
LONDON — London's eccentric mayor has provided comic relief to Olympic audiences once again, this time by getting stuck on a zip wire.
Boris Johnson was seen dangling in midair briefly when he joined the crowds at an open-air viewing site at east London's Victoria Park.
Photographs of the mayor, dressed in a suit and clutching two Union Jack flags while dangling on the wire, quickly spread on online social media networks like Twitter.
A spokeswoman at his office chuckled about Wednesday's mishap and said Johnson was doing fine.
A statement from his office said: "Fortunately, the Mayor survived his first zip wire experience."
It added: "Unlike Team GB, he won't be bagging any gold medals today but he remains unbowed."
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