London Mayor Boris Johnson has been quizzed about the transport chaos seen on day one of Olympic athletes arriving in the capital. With members of the US team tweeting about a four hour coach journey and members of the Australian team reportedly forced to use Google maps to direct their coach driver it all sounded spookily similar to a scene from BBC mockumentary TwentyTwelve.
So how did Boris put a positive spin on the ensuing farce:
"Clearly they would have had even more of an opportunity to see even more of the city than they might otherwise have done."
It drew a laugh and briefly took the sting out of the story. But the next four weeks may prove a stiff test even for Boris's well-stocked arsenal of bravado, bluster, quips and one-liners.