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'Games lanes' for Olympics

New traffic lanes will be introduced on key roads to speed athletes and officials to the 2012 London Olympics under plans announced yesterday.

The "Games Lanes" will be part of the roadwork-free Olympic Route Network, and will be used by 82,000 people. They aim to prevent the chaos of the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, when athletes struggled to get to events on time.

Motorists who stray into the lanes face a £200 fine.