I have a hard time believing this intentional, but it certainly looks bad for the host city.
[The Brazilian women's soccer team] left its base in Cardiff, about 150 miles to the west of London, for its journey to the capital, but the trip was quickly disrupted when the bus pulled over to the side of the road with mechanical trouble.
They were headed to Wembley Stadium to which the police lost the keys last week.
But here is the part that must have infuriated the Brazilian team.
The driver reportedly was unable to call for help and the squad was forced to endure an interminable wait. Eventually, another London 2012 official bus was waved down, but, according to the Daily Telegraph, the second driver had already completed his hours quota and was not permitted to drive to London without a special permit.
Oh, I see. "I already met my quota." Let's hope the Brazilians don't have similar arcane rules that benefit greedy unions at the expense of the public that then give them a black eye in 2016.
A replacement bus finally arrived after another two hours, but Brazil did not reach its accommodation until late in the evening. A Brazilian journalist told Yahoo! Sports that instead of a typical light training session, the players instead went outside for a brisk walk and some stretching before retiring to bed.