An old woman sitting by the side of a fork gave the driver wrong directions [ to the men's Olympic road racing course ]. Once he realized it, he yelled, “Liar, liar. She purposedly told us to go the wrong way.”
“She’s the security for this area.”
The claim: Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee seemingly hired the woman to make sure spectators couldn’t find their way to the route.
Read more: Inside the Rings blog.
In other news, Spanish cyclist Maria Isobel Moreno test positive for EPO
"I'm disgusted and annoyed that it's a Spanish girl who is the first positive doping test from the Games," UCI President Pat McQaid said. "The Spanish have been lax in their attitude to doping and this positive test is the result of that. They need to deal with that issue."
Moreno, who left the Olympic Village after her blood test but before the results were revealed, did not participate in the women's road race. She has been expelled from the games. Previous news reported Moreno left Beijing because of anxiety attacks.
Beijing 2008 Olympic Cycling.